Tag: Wisdom teeth

Why the 3rd molar is called the wisdom tooth?

Why the 3rd molar is called the wisdom tooth?

      Well, the 3rd molar is commonly known as wisdom tooth as they usually appear between age 18 to 29 , when a person matures into adulthood !      Generally everyone has 2 upper & 2 lower 3rd molars . A 3rd molar is usually extracted when…

Wisdom teeth, not so wise after all. – Dr. Shanaz

Wisdom teeth, not so wise after all. – Dr. Shanaz

Throughout our young adult life, most of us would definitely have some sort of tooth ache resulting from the annoying wisdom tooth. The pain usually progresses from a bearable slight pain, to annoying and pulsating pain causing mood swings and head-splitting headaches at times. And…

Trust me, I’m a Doctor – Dr. Shanaz

Trust me, I’m a Doctor – Dr. Shanaz

In this modern age, information has become ever more accessible. Anything and everything can be accessed or found in the internet nowadays. A simple click of a button will allow you to gain access to thousands and thousands of books, recordings, notes, journals, articles and research papers. And as a result, we keep hearing that famous line, “Don’t trust everything you read on the internet!”. Especially when it comes to medical or health related issues.

But then again, we’re only human. Every onceĀ in a while you see a convincing article that is line with what you believe or want to believe in. Usually it’s the wordings, but most of the time, it’s the pictures that hooks the readers. The companies who generate these falsely advertised pictures and articles pry on us who are bought by the fancy graphics, multiple comments and inappropriately used catch phrases.

There are however some sites on the internet that do portray correct, legit and proper medical information as well as serve as a platform for medical and dental professionals to continue their never-ending education. Reputable official sites such as PubMed, Cochrane, Medscape and many others serve to help filter, store, and share approved medical journals and articles that have been researched and approved by medical bodies across the world.

As medical and dental professionals, it’s up to us to educate and inform patients about these false journals and wrongly advertised medical miracles. Though, some information may be true to a certain extent, but not all are in the same page. Most try to bombastically enhance and refine their claims to be miraculous and breakthroughs, so impossible, that it’s too true to be real.

A piece of advice to patients who seek information on their medical and dental diseases or problems, the best way is still to seek a medical or dental professional, meet them face to face to receive a proper consultation and a full check up. This way, the patient can express all his/her concerns and the doctor with all their experience, knowledge and capability should be able to come up with a conclusion, a treatment plan, other treatment options or at least a referral.

After all, we did earn that tile.

Siti’s New Smile: Dr Fauziah

Siti’s New Smile: Dr Fauziah

Siti and her husband, Syed Uzair, were our patients this afternoon. I asked them as they walked in who was going to go first. Siti smiled shyly and sat down in the dental chair whilst her husband, with great relief, let her go first! It…

Makhdzir and Marlina get their makeovers together: Dr Fauziah

Makhdzir and Marlina get their makeovers together: Dr Fauziah

Makhdzir and Marlina are husband and wife. Marlina found the blog and immediately showed our makeovers to her husband after reading the comments posted by the patients. You see several years ago, way back when Makhdzir was in secondary school, he was involved in a…