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    Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    My filling has came out and I have to have another filling.

    How to ask doctor correctly?
    "Doctor, I needs a tooth filling."

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    #2

    Re: Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    Normally, "I lost a filling."

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    #3

    Re: Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    'My filling has come out ...'

    'Doctor, I need ...'

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    Re: Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    In the UK, there would be no point asking your doctor for a filling. You need to ask your dentist!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    We don't call dentists Doctor in the UK, and I would use lost a filling too.

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    Re: Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    In the US dentists are addressed as "doctor" (thank goodness; gives me a sense of security when a Doctor is sticking point objects in my mouth versus just an average person ). But you would still say as recommended above, "I've lost a filling" or "I think my filling fell out last night. Can't imagine how that happened, all I was doing was chewing on a caramel..."

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    Re: Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    What do you call surgeons in the US?

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    Re: Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    We call them "Doctor". In the US, a physician of any type is a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). Their training is pretty much identical. A dentist is a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). A veterinarian is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or VMD (awarded only by the University of Pennsylvania. They are all addressed as "Doctor". And there are some others.

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    Re: Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    In the UK, they've moved to a higher level so go back to Mr/Mrs/Ms.

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    Re: Doctor, I needs a tooth filling.

    In the UK, a "standard" dentist is not addressed using anything except their name. A GP (General Practitioner) is referred to as "Doctor". A surgeon of a certain level is referred to as "Mister".

    So a man can go from being Mr Smith (office manager, for example) to Dr Smith (having undergone a change of career and become a GP) and then back to Mr Smith (having undergone further training and become a surgeon).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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