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post Jul 8 2020, 03:04 PM

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QUOTE(warmice @ Jul 8 2020, 01:45 PM)
Thanks for your advice!!! It's bit awkward but yea, below the x-ray i took in previous when I do my wisdom tooth extraction....one of the dentist I consult told me that I have to remove 3 teeth and can don't bother the one hide under the gum when i have the braces...so i wonder how true it is....

And I did consult her about damon clear but she not recommend and not using it because the result not good, teeth moving slow...so she only do damon or invisalign braces...if you dont mind to give me some advice & opinion.... biggrin.gif

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This OPG x-ray is not sufficient for me to provide you with advice on your treatment.

But one thing is for sure, you should remove the tooth that is impacted under the other teeth, they risk causing problems in future and may interfere with your tooth movement.

Damon Clear is basically ceramic, functions the same with regular Damon (stainless steel).

Ceramics will have higher friction with the wires that will slow down tooth movement therefore slower result. But the end result would still be the same. Just longer time.

Go for regular Damon if possible if you're ok with the metal showing, unless you really must look good even with the braces then you can opt for Damon clear, but be prepared for longer treatment time and increased cost too.
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post Jul 8 2020, 03:28 PM

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QUOTE(Batusai @ Jul 8 2020, 03:04 PM)
This OPG x-ray is not sufficient for me to provide you with advice on your treatment.

But one thing is for sure, you should remove the tooth that is impacted under the other teeth, they risk causing problems in future and may interfere with your tooth movement.

Damon Clear is basically ceramic, functions the same with regular Damon (stainless steel).

Ceramics will have higher friction with the wires that will slow down tooth movement therefore slower result. But the end result would still be the same. Just longer time.

Go for regular Damon if possible if you're ok with the metal showing, unless you really must look good even with the braces then you can opt for Damon clear, but be prepared for longer treatment time and increased cost too.
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owww...is it mean i have to go for surgery to remove the hidden tooth under the gum OR just remove the tooth above it and then pull the hidden tooth out?? shocking.gif
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post Jul 8 2020, 03:34 PM

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QUOTE(warmice @ Jul 8 2020, 03:28 PM)
owww...is it mean i have to go for surgery to remove the hidden tooth under the gum OR just remove the tooth above it and then pull the hidden tooth out??  shocking.gif
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ah basically one of the premolars is stuck under the tooth as there is not enough space to come out.

You have to undergo a minor surgery to remove the hidden tooth. but prior to that, your dentist would probably take a 3D x-ray to ascertain the position of the tooth to plan for the removal approach.
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post Jul 8 2020, 03:52 PM

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QUOTE(Batusai @ Jul 8 2020, 03:34 PM)
ah basically one of the premolars is stuck under the tooth as there is not enough space to come out.

You have to undergo a minor surgery to remove the hidden tooth. but prior to that, your dentist would probably take a 3D x-ray to ascertain the position of the tooth to plan for the removal approach.
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oww...it is terrible when i saw the word "surgery" laugh.gif

I'm not sure but do you have any reliable dental clinic can recommend to me arround KL/Selangor area (I'm stay puchong)...Too many option but need a reliable one when it come to long term treatment like braces.... sweat.gif
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post Jul 8 2020, 04:05 PM

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QUOTE(warmice @ Jul 8 2020, 03:52 PM)
oww...it is terrible when i saw the word "surgery"  laugh.gif

I'm not sure but do you have any reliable dental clinic can recommend to me arround KL/Selangor area (I'm stay puchong)...Too many option but need a reliable one when it come to long term treatment like braces.... sweat.gif
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haha. its a minor surgery, you can do it with local anesthesia, meaning only numbing that area, you dont have to go through a full body numb. But choice is up to you.

I'll give you a PM on recommendation. Cheers smile.gif
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post Jul 8 2020, 04:22 PM

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QUOTE(Batusai @ Jul 8 2020, 04:05 PM)
haha. its a minor surgery, you can do it with local anesthesia, meaning only numbing that area, you dont have to go through a full body numb. But choice is up to you.

I'll give you a PM on recommendation. Cheers smile.gif
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Thanks Batusai!!

The minor surgery mean have to cut the gum and take the tooth out right?

Btw, will you recommend me to remove my wisdom tooth ? So far I have no issue with it but some dentist do advise me to remove all.... doh.gif
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post Jul 8 2020, 05:01 PM

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QUOTE(warmice @ Jul 8 2020, 04:22 PM)
Thanks Batusai!!

The minor surgery mean have to cut the gum and take the tooth out right?

Btw, will you recommend me to remove my wisdom tooth ? So far I have no issue with it but some dentist do advise me to remove all.... doh.gif
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Yes you're right on the minor surgery part, making an incision on the gum and remove bone that is covering the tooth and expose the tooth and get it out and close everything up.

According to your OPG, your lower left one probably has been removed by now, the lower right one looks highly likely to cause some problems in future so I would suggest for you to remove it as well. And for your upper ones, well since their lower partners have been removed, they become a liability for you to maintain so basically it does not serve anymore purpose so you can consider removing it as well.
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Hello, I’m interested in getting braces for my teeth because they are slightly inwards and when I smile I can’t really see my teeth. Also I only have 3 front teeth so I don’t know how that will affect the progress of braces.

Would really appreciate it if I can get a good recommendation for affordable and good quality braces in the pj area? Thank you!!
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post Jul 27 2020, 08:28 AM

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My guns have receded a bit. I think it’s due to my harsh brushing and flossing technique. Anyone know if there is any good periodontist who can do gum restoration?
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post Jul 31 2020, 11:34 PM

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Anyone knows where can I do pinhole surgical technique On my receding gums?
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post Aug 1 2020, 09:29 PM

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Got quoted RM6200 for a damon braces. Wondering is the price ok? What else to look out for when paying to get braces done
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post Aug 2 2020, 09:20 AM

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QUOTE(Addword @ Aug 1 2020, 09:29 PM)
Got quoted RM6200 for a damon braces. Wondering is the price ok? What else to look out for when paying to get braces done
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Wow that is really cheap for damon braces .
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post Aug 2 2020, 11:25 AM

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QUOTE(Addword @ Aug 1 2020, 09:29 PM)
Got quoted RM6200 for a damon braces. Wondering is the price ok? What else to look out for when paying to get braces done
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That's a fair price for Damon braces.

Something's u can enquire is if the treatment includes extraction, retainers.
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post Aug 2 2020, 01:58 PM

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I wonder why my teeth got hole although I really seldom eat sweet things. Dentist says  because it comes not at the right position blink.gif
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There are alot of factors that contribute to hole/cavity on your tooth.

anything that has sugar in it, even our rice contribute to acid formation which slowly break down the tooth structure and cause a cavity.

In your case, when the tooth is not at the right position, it makes it tougher for you to brush or clean the area causing more accumulation of food particles which contributes to acid formation that cases a hole in your tooth.
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post Aug 3 2020, 12:33 PM

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THE Malaysian Dental Association (MDA) is deeply concerned about the ongoing illegal dental practices in this country. Some have even blamed the association or authorities for not taking steps to counter this serious matter.

The issue is more than the roadside tooth pullers or sidewalk instant dentures that we know of in the past. At one point, we were shocked by the number of news reports on fake dentists, some of whom were successfully prosecuted in court.

Unfortunately, this was not enough to discourage other perpetrators. Enter a keyword in an Internet search engine and one can immediately see an alarming number of advertisements from these fake dentists.

Although much awareness has been created in the past and even recently, these illegal services are just too attractive for the public to resist. Fake braces, which offer a quick fix for crooked teeth at a very attractive price, remain very popular.

One can secure an appointment for the said procedure by simply sending a text message. The illegal service is usually carried out in non-clinical settings such as hotel rooms or residential houses. Victims of such services suffer tremendously from poorly delivered "treatment", which often causes more harm than before the procedure was carried out. Most times, the cost to treat the complications is heftier than seeking treatment from a licensed dentist right from the start.

These fake dentists are not trained personnel and do not use materials approved by the Medical Device Authority of the Health Ministry. To make matters worse, these illegal procedures are not carried out according to standard infection control protocols, which is of utmost importance to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV, between patients and practitioners.

Then there are the so-called "beauticians" who are using dental instruments, again not approved, on their customers, thinking that what they are doing is just part of the general aesthetic services like "manicuring" teeth or facial treatment. What is even more worrying is that there are courses to train the general public on how to be a so-called dental beautician.

The MDA is completely baffled at how these academies are advertising openly on social media. If not curbed, these newly-minted beauticians will eventually dupe and “treat” the unsuspecting public, providing fake veneers, fake braces and illegal whitening procedures. The danger of putting up thick white coverings for a quick fix for crooked teeth or to achieve a movie-star smile often results in customers having to get them removed because of severe gum disease, which is bound to develop.

We now also have companies with fantastic ideas for treating dental problems without seeing a dentist. We are aware of outlets that offer do-it-yourself whitening services at malls, using bleaching chemicals or home-delivered teeth whitening kits. Customer care service has been reported to be poor and often leads to frustration. The fact that there was no physical contact or application of the whitening solution on the customer does not mean these companies are not liable.

We are also aware of companies that opened outlets offering "invisible" braces, again without an appointment with a dental practitioner. Some deliver starter packs to consumers who are requested to take a mould of their teeth (dental impression) and a set of invisible braces would be delivered to their doorsteps a few days later.

These services are advertised openly on social media. If at all a dentist is needed, these companies often partner with the latter to help them take dental impressions or dental X-rays. Such a concept of service is totally unacceptable and is misleading the general public.

The law states that any form of dental treatment has to be delivered by a dental practitioner, who is registered with the Malaysian Dental Council, at a registered dental clinic. Just like our medical doctor colleagues, it takes years of training to practise safely. There is so much science behind all of these treatments, and dentistry is not "carpentry" work that any layman can do.

We need a hassle-free and concerted effort involving multiple authorities to clamp down on illegal dentistry. The MDA strongly feels that the only way to battle this is through a smart partnership with all the relevant stakeholders. This is important so that the whole nation can receive high quality and safe dental treatment.

MDA would like to advise the public to stay away from all these "too good to be true" dental services. If in doubt, call the authorities for verification and lodge complaints on this matter.

MDA would also like to urge the public to contact and share details of any information or social media postings with the relevant authorities and parties so that action can be taken against the culprits: Oral Health Programme, Health Ministry (03-88834215; e-mail: [email protected]), Malaysian Dental Council (03-8318 6440/ 4510/ 7366; e-mail: [email protected]), Cawangan Kawalan Amalan Perubatan Swasta ( 03-8883 1309; e-mail: [email protected]) and Malaysian Dental Association (03-78876760 / 78876762; e-mail: [email protected]).
COUNCIL OF MALAYSIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Source: Beware the many faces of illegal dentistry
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post Aug 3 2020, 01:59 PM

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Anyone been to UM for dental before?
Wanna know the process and the time taken and other whatnot

I wanna do filling

EDIT: dropped them a call, 16 person per day only, need to come early

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post Aug 3 2020, 02:12 PM

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QUOTE(AhBoy~~ @ Jun 25 2020, 09:47 PM)
just fyi gov clinic not accepting non emergency case for now(at least for the one I visit), please call prior to visiting.
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where did you got your treatment at in the end? biggrin.gif private/gov?

I wanna do filling biggrin.gif
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post Aug 3 2020, 02:35 PM

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QUOTE(Dnflt @ Jul 31 2020, 11:34 PM)
Anyone knows where can I do pinhole surgical technique On my receding gums?
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i am also interested with the chao pinhole surgical technique too.. i have contacted few gum specialist, but non have this service.. sad.gif
i saw Singapore dental offer pinhole.. but just cant get any in Malaysia.
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QUOTE(wcypierre @ Aug 3 2020, 02:12 PM)
where did you got your treatment at in the end?  biggrin.gif  private/gov?

I wanna do filling  biggrin.gif
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Gov, now gov clinic don't provide filling treatment
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QUOTE(AhBoy~~ @ Aug 4 2020, 02:33 PM)
Gov, now gov clinic don't provide filling treatment
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yeah, need to wait till end of rmco

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