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Broken tooth! -Dr. Damalis

Broken tooth! -Dr. Damalis

A broken tooth is a frightening experience to say the least, and many people are left wondering if their tooth can be fixed or has to be removed. Madam M lives in Brunei and has been referred to us by her son. She came to…

Ceramic braces (ongoing) – Dr. Shanaz

Ceramic braces (ongoing) – Dr. Shanaz

Since I’ve started orthodontic treatments for patients in Klinik Pergigian Fauziah (KPF), I’ve been hesitating offering ceramic braces to my patients due to a few factors. One of the biggest issue is the frequent dislodging of the brackets. But I must say from the minimal…

The importance of 3D x-ray :DR.DEBBIE

The importance of 3D x-ray :DR.DEBBIE

Hi there!

let me introduce Miss Lee (name changed to protect anonymity) , who visited Klinik Pergigian Fauziah and complained of mobile lower left back tooth since 1 week ago, She experienced slight discomfort when she has her meals

Upon examination, the lower left 2nd molar was non carious however slightly mobile, with deep pocket spacing of 10mm noted between the 2nd and 3rd molar. A pocket generally formed when there is bone loss between adjacent teeth due to multiple reasons such as gum problems, genetic, aging ,infection, etc.

(picture taken from deardoctor.com for illustration purpose)

I have advised Miss Lee to take a dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan for further investigation as it is uncommon to be presented with such deep pocket with her oral hygiene in fair condition and no significant caries on that tooth. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a radiographic imaging method that allows accurate, three-dimensional (3D) imaging of hard tissue structures

Based on the 3D x-ray , we found suspicious dense ‘balloon-like’ lesion not only on the 2nd molar, but on the 1st molar as well! This might possibly be chronic inflammation, soft tissue calcifications, or even tumours. Miss Lee was informed regarding her x-ray findings and advised for referral to oral pathologist for further management.

Remember, lack of / absence of dental pain does not necessarily means there isn’t anything wrong with your tooth. Do not ignore any dental discomfort and please do visit us at KPF for further consultation.

(debbie@drfauziah.com)

To smile or not to smile? :DR.DEBBIE

To smile or not to smile? :DR.DEBBIE

        Mr F came to see me a few weeks back and requested a new pair of dentures. Due to multiple reasons such as dental caries and periodontal problems, all his teeth were extracted years ago and he has been edentulous ever since. He has difficulty…

A BRAND NEW SMILE FOR PUAN JANNAH : Dr.Debbie

A BRAND NEW SMILE FOR PUAN JANNAH : Dr.Debbie

Puan Jannah is a sweet charismatic lady who wishes to have a brand new set of upper and lower dentures . She wore her upper full denture only for the past few years, leading to difficulty in chewing solid food and indigestion.  Her old upper…