I wrote about it here : Eryn's abcessed gum and pulpotomy and here : Eryn's first pulpotomy.
Sometime in November last year, I sent Eryn for her dental check-up and a filling was required on one of her baby molar. I remember sending Eryn for a filling on that baby molar one day before we flew to Hong Kong. It turned out to be a rather bad move as she developed high fever the following day when we reached the Hong Kong International Airport. The fever quickly subsided and she had diarrhea during our Hong Kong trip. Don't know what happened, but it kind of reminded me of stories of some babies who have diarrhea when they started teething.
2 weeks back, I noticed a tiny bump on her gum, just right above that same baby molar tooth. The first thing that came to mind was that an infection has set in.
This time, I decided to try out Prestige Dental. I have to say I am very impressed with the professionalism of the doctors there. The visit last November was attended by the female Dr Ng while this round, it's done by the male Dr Ng. Their follow-up treatment and calls show that they really care for their patients. In fact, for both follow-up treatment last November, they didn't charge us a single sen. This round, when I took Eryn back there to check on the bump, they did the pulpotomy without charging us a single sen as well as this was considered a follow-up case. They even provided medicine without a cost. I'm totally impressed with the many other range of dental services that they provide.
I love their waiting area. It kinds of remove your fears the moment you step in. There's a very small play area for children and magazines to read. A little aquarium gives you the calmness you need while waiting for your name to be called.
Pulpotomy is something like root canaling, but not deep down to the root. In Eryn's case, it was the removal of the dead pulp and then cleaning it with some solution before pasting it up temporary with some kind of medicated filling. She would then be required to go back again for another visit to remove this temporary filling and fill it with a permanent one.
Why I choose pulpotomy? For me, I do not want her teeth (the first pulpotomy and this one) to be removed to avoid the closing of the teeth gap. Besides, she need the treatment as her gum has a small bump, which means that pus are already accumulating inside the pulp, thus causing it to be infected. Eryn doesn't feel much pain unless a lot of pressure is on that little bump.
Here's a basic explanation on pulpotomy : General information on Pulpotomy, just that in Eryn's case, it didn't require a crown in both of her pulpotomy treatment.
|The female Dr Ng and the male Dr Ng working on Eryn's baby molar.|
Appended below are the contact details for Prestige Dental Care :
Prestige Dental Care
22A-1 (First Floor), Jalan Puteri 1/4,
Dataran Puteri, Bandar Puteri,
47100 Puchong, Selangor
T: +6(03) 8060 3389
SMS: +6(013) 394 3389