Vocabulary exercises to help learn words related to health.


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Submitted by densie.r on Wed, 25/10/2023 - 14:55


Hello, I'm a dentist. I want to know if these sentences are correct.
- You've got a caries
- Please sit down
- You need a restoration in the tooth with caries.
- you need a curettage because you have periodontitis.

Thank you a lot!

Hello densie.r,

Usually we say 'cavity' rather than 'caries' - this is easier for the patient to understand. Similarly, dentists usually say a filling rather than 'a restoration'.

I would suggest the following:

- You've got a cavity.

- Please sit down.

- You need a filling in the tooth with the cavity.

- You need a curettage because you have periodontitis.



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Submitted by monica3889 on Mon, 16/10/2023 - 14:22


Luckily I don't go to the doctor often. When I'm sick I take medicines and I rest a bit.

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Submitted by Ahmed Imam on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 23:48


Hello. Is the following sentence correct?
- The patient must be attended constantly.
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

'Attend something' means to participate in it. For example, you can attend a conference or attend a meeting.

'Attend to something' means to pay attention to it and deal with it in some way. For example, you can attend to a problem or attend to a person's needs. It seems to me that in your context this is the meaning you need so '...should be attended to' would be the correct phrasing.



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Submitted by Awa9102000 on Fri, 19/05/2023 - 15:18


Yes, of course, i have been to the doctor's many times but fortunately i ve ever been kept once during a examination which has taken hardly an hour. That was only the once I have been slept because they had to put in a long camera in my stomach. Side of that episode, i ve never been that sick. I usually went to the dentist's when i was a kid and i must remove my milk teeth after that my all dentition has been healthy. May we stay healthy longer and longer.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Thu, 11/05/2023 - 16:13


Last year, I visited a dentist doctor , so I had get a tooth ache and doctor was given a injection and tablets ,also I am very happy after care.

Submitted by EMF_12 on Mon, 23/01/2023 - 22:18


Going to the dentist makes me a little afraid because the sound between the dentist's equipment and my teeth is annoying and hurts a little bit.
On the other hand, going to the doctor is not the same, except for the time you wait until the doctor attends to you.
I'm studying to be a doctor, and I use needles and give injections in volunteering and health campaigns.
Also, when I'm sick, I use tablets and medicines to recover the fastest way possible.

Shout out for your doctor career. I have myself loved to be one but fortunately i ve been carried in another area. I think i might have killed several people if had been one. LMAO. Anyway, i agree with you about the lonnnng wait before the consultation.

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Submitted by Esmat on Sun, 18/12/2022 - 18:58


I use to go to the doctor from time to time for complaint not checkup the main, My wife prefer to get herbal treatment when she is feeling illness rather than going to doctor or chemist to get medicine.
As of the area in my home country is not having a proper health care centers and such services people are depending on the herbal treatment and if it is not work then there are going to doctor or dentist.