01 December 2008

EXO

today i had a 16 y.o patient that request her teeth to be extracted. the tooth had caries. it can still be restore. we even offer her to do RCT. so that we can safe her tooth. but i don't know why, she still opt for extraction. it's not that there is no other option.

in my heart i was thinking that may be this patient did not had the knowledge. may be she think that there will be a new tooth to replace that tooth.

to everyone out there. i would like to make it clear that we, human are only given with 2 sets of teeth. one set is the small teeth u had during childhood. and then during adulthood u had your permanent teeth. that is why it is called as permanent tooth or gigi kekal. it is because there won't be a replacement after u lost that set of teeth. u can only replace them by denture or bridge or maybe implant. but that won't be similar to the original one.
primary teeth (courtesy of http://www.medicinenet.com)
permanent teeth (courtesy of http://www.studiodentaire.com)
so. please!!! take care of you teeth. if u are 16 and u already starting to extract your teeth. how many teeth will left by the time u reach 40??

5 comments:

angkasa said...

yaya.im taking a good care to all my teeth doc.hehe

Jenna said...

I extracted 4 when I had my braces done during Form 4.

Then I extracted all my wisdom tooth last year.

So this leaves me with how many teeth left?

OMG, shitzzz...

Enajuis said...

how do u know if a tooth is primary or permanent? isit by the size?

PENDEKAR said...

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

SELAMAT MENYAMBUT HARI RAYA AIDILADHA.

MEMAHAMI ERTI PENGORBANAN NABI IBRAHIM YANG SANGGUP MENGORBANKAN ANAKNYA KERNA CINTA PADA ALLAH

MARDHOTILLAH

:-)

nOoRoLe said...

angkasa: jaga gigi baik2 k!!

jenna: now u only have 24 teeth. less teeth means it is easier to be care la.

enajuis. the size is obviously different. the permanent is bigger. the shape are also different.

pendekar: selamat hari raya kurban