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REMOVE THAT TARTAR : DR. DINI

REMOVE THAT TARTAR : DR. DINI

Do you have this kind of teeth? Or, have you seen this kind of condition on someone else’s mouth? As much as it grosses you to see this, but for us ,dentists, it is a different story. Yes, It is gross but removing hardened plaque/…

Close that Gap! – Dr. Shanaz

Close that Gap! – Dr. Shanaz

Meet Julie. She had braces done in our clinic before many years ago. But unfortunately for her, she stopped wearing her retainers and lost them after a while. The result of not wearing retainers usually ends up with a bit of relapse of her teeth…

OPPS Doctor! I fell and broke my tooth! what should I do ? – Dr. Debbie

OPPS Doctor! I fell and broke my tooth! what should I do ? – Dr. Debbie

 Broken tooth might not be the first thing you’ll be worried about on a daily basis but I feel everyone should know 1 or 2 facts of what to do if that happens! Social media will show you about CPR, how to fix a broken chair but not much on a fractured tooth after a fall! So let me give you a tip or two! 

    Let me introduce you to Mr.M , a very smart and hardworking gentleman who accidentally fell and hit his face onto a glass door while he was working.Because of that, his upper front tooth broke into half and the fractured fragment fell on the floor! The smart thing he did was to keep the broken tooth fragment and head to the dental clinic immediately. 

    He complained of mild pain around the traumatized area and would like the fractured tooth to be fixed ASAP as he needs to head back to work after. 

       Can you see the reddish part that’s peeking out on the upper front tooth? That’s the pulp of the tooth, it contains nerves and blood vessels. I’ve informed Mr.M that he will need root canal treatment in the future,  but the immediate treatment would be attaching the broken fragment back onto the tooth and cleaning + placement of medication. 

YES, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT. 

The broken fragment can be attached back to its original position, given that if it meets certain criteria such as:

1) make sure the fragment does not have any dirt / visible soil on it 

2) soak the fragment in saliva / milk suspension 

3) the size of fragment is less than half the size of the tooth 

       After an hour, it looked like nothing had happened before to Mr.M’s front tooth! He is fully aware that he needs to come back for root canal treatment and crown on that tooth as well. However, he’s happy with how his tooth look now and can get back to work immediately after!

Remember to keep the fractured fragment of a tooth next time , store it in saliva/milk suspension and head to the dental clinic immediately!

-Dr.Debbie-

Replacing dislodged old composite fillings: Dr Nik

Replacing dislodged old composite fillings: Dr Nik

It has been so many years since I last saw this patient of mine and he told me that his front fillings had came off for quite some time. He was unwell, hence the absence and now that he’s better he came to get the…

Braces transformation – Dr. Shanaz

Braces transformation – Dr. Shanaz

A lot of people know about braces and what it can do to your smile. Arif here wanted to fix his “underbite” issue, and he knew the best possible treatment was braces. And he was right! However the transformation of his smile doesn’t happen in…