Thursday, November 6, 2008

Eryn's tooth problem resolved

Remember Eryn's tooth problem and abcessed gum?


After the numerous phone calls to various dentists and to UH, and 3 visits to 3 different doctors, I decided to go to Pristine Dental in Jalan Gasing. Ms Prema, the clinic nurse was extremely helpful and gave me the trust that their doctors are very child-friendly and professional in their line of work.

I am glad that I stick to my decision of not wanting to extract Eryn's tooth which could give her psychological problems, speech problem and the spacing of her teeth.

Dr Priscilla attended to us and she was just so friendly and helpful. She suggested pulpotomy, which is actually the cleaning on the inside of the tooth and fill the empty space up - pretty much similar to filling except this is for the front tooth.

I was terrified of the idea at first and whether Eryn would face the trauma. I decided to go with my gut feeling and rejected the idea of going to the specialist under general anaesthetic. Hubby and I trusted Eryn to be strong and she was definitely stronger than what we thought.

Eryn sat quietly and didn't squirm or scream. She only cried pain for a while when the doctor injected a long syringe into her gum to numb it. After that, she was extremely cooperative and open her mouth wide for the doctor to see. Eryn was very happy over the whole experience as she felt so appreciated and the fact that everyone praised her for being good.

The whole thing was faster than I thought, probably around 15 minutes or so. The doctor, gave her an injection, drilled the back of her tooth, cleaned it, remove the old pulp, cleaned it again, fill it up and it's then it was all done. Fast, efficient, good job.

All doctors I spoke to or saw recommended extraction and in fact, most parents actually chose the option. I'm glad I defy that option and took all troubles to my own research and checking. Eryn is one brave girl. In fact, she's looking forward to her next treatment in two weeks' time she says she wants to have nice teeth.

It may not be suitable for all kids as Ms Prema told us that one little boy actually kicked one of the dentist real hard and some kids were screaming and crying away. For me, to make this personal decision, took me lots of guts, sleepness nights, phone calls, prayers, and most importantly wanting the best and having the trust in my little girl.

Here's Pristine Dental add : 52, Jalan Gasing, Section 5 (Tel no. : 03-7781 6289). It's located in a very nice bungalow with a beautiful surrounding, near a traffic light.


10 comments:

Anggie's Journal said...

I m so proud of ur girl... she such a brave and strong girl ..." clap hand" , Dont say kids, sometime we adult was worry like hell when come to big "problem" like this... i remember i have to do root canal.. i cant sleep for few days, it sound scary ...

Brovo to Eryn ... !!!!! brovo ...

Rina said...

Eryn is definitely one brave girl. Thats what i like about Pristine, they are very fast and painless!

mybabybay said...

Eryn is one brave girl. Hey take a picture of her front tooth now? I am still a little confuse. If the new permanent tooth comes out, what happen to the fillings?

slavemom said...

Bravo Eryn! U'll hv nice tooth now.

Babysmooches said...

Thanks, Anggie, Rina, Michelle and slavemom.

Michelle, the filling is actually inside the dead tooth. The pulp was considered 'rotten' and therefore, have pus accumulation in her gums. So, the treatment was to clean the inside of the gum, remove the pulp and fill the little hole up. The gum has gone down a lot now. When the new permanent tooth out, the milk tooth will just drop. The filling will go together with the milk tooth.

jazzmint said...

bravo Eryn...god to hear that it's at least fixed now :)

wen said...

good to know that she didnt have to go thru GA or extraction. bravo Eryn!
btw, is this a child dentist?

MamaJo said...

Thanks GOD Eryn is ok is the most important thing.....wow, you force ur hubby to hold Eryn throughout the procedure? Ha,ha....pity him lor

Mummy to QiQi said...

wow...Eryn so daring. this qiqi until now when i talk of dentist, she so scared...sigh..i love Pristine too, usually go to the MV one.

Martini said...

good to know finally Eryn got the right treatment.

at her age Eryn is considered very brave, you must have taken a deep breath when Eryn undergone the procedure, I can imagine that ...

my boy only let the dentist did filling for his teeth when he was 4 years+.

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