Tag: KPF

Dark Tooth Rejuvenated – Dr. Shanaz

Dark Tooth Rejuvenated – Dr. Shanaz

Amir had a fall when he was younger, that lead to an injury of his front tooth. A root canal treatment was done to save his tooth from extraction and everything was going well until he realised that his tooth kept on getting darker closer…

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-

Do I need to Crown my Root Canal Treated Tooth? : Dr Apphia

Do I need to Crown my Root Canal Treated Tooth? : Dr Apphia

When a dental cavity is left untreated or unnoticed, it can progress to the deeper parts of the tooth and reach the pulp (where the blood vessels and nerves are). Since a cavity is full of bacteria, the pulp gets infected and inflamed, causing a…

Closing Gaps : Dr Apphia

Closing Gaps : Dr Apphia

Puan Aisyah came to us one day and said that she didn’t like the small gap in between her front teeth. Whenever she eats anything fibrous like lamb or vegetables, they usually get stuck and she has to quickly clean it out. It’s such a…