Monday, 24 November 2014

Mia's Review: Tooth Angels & Co Dental Surgeons [Sponsored]

It's been a while since my root canal treatment for my horribly decayed (beyond hope) tooth during June/July this year at NDCS and I finally got my crowning completed! It has been quite a draggy process, but I'll cut to the chase and save you all the hassle of reading my nonsensical rants. 


Through fellow blogger Vivien Goh, I was introduced to Dr. Melvin Chia of Tooth Angels & Co Dental Surgeons and was offered both a sponsored session of scaling & polishing, and a discounted price for the crown I desperately needed for my RC treated tooth. 
Located conveniently at The Central @ Clarke Quay, Tooth Angels is the very first place you'll see once you come out of exit F via Clarke Quay MRT station.



This isn't the first time I visited a slightly more up-class dental clinic, but Tooth Angels is definitely the cheeriest looking one I've ever been to. Even their lightings are so unique. Really helps to lighten the dreary mood of visiting a dentist.

On my first appointment, I had a scaling and polishing session with Joel, their dental hygienist. And before that, I had a full set of x-ray done to show all my existing filled teeth (yes, teeth) and underlying issues. The x-ray was a little uncomfortable for me as the mouth piece was really stretching my limits and I had to bite on it for 3 times to get 3 shots (frontal and sides). But I guess the slight discomfort was worthwhile, for we found out that I actually have 3 decaying teeth, to which Joel left it to Dr Peter's discretion, who will be the dentist in charge for my crowning. I vaguely remembered doing scaling and polishing once, or twice, and the memory of the violent-sandpapering feeling on my teeth still send chills to my bones. It's those kind of discomfort that isn't really hurting badly (though I know with some even rougher dentists it will, together with loads of blood that will probably resembles a crime scene) but an extreme form of uneasy discomfort that makes you shudder with chills down your back, and your toes curl.
It was like hearing a piece of dry chalk screeching against the chalkboard in a dead silent night.

But with Joel, it was nothing less of an easy, comfortable session. He was really light-handed yet thorough, and patiently talked me through the entire session, telling me what is he going to do next and to expect what kind of pressure on my teeth. And of course, I left the clinic feeling cheery with a set of whiter, cleaner looking teeth.

On my 2nd visit to Tooth Angels, Dr Peter advised that I should get my teeth decay issue out of the way first before proceeding with my crowning and so I did. It was a pretty intense 1.5 hours session for me, wholly self-paid, for I always have a big problem with keeping my jaws wide open. But Dr Peter was still very patient and understanding and my 3 fillings turned out pretty well. 2 have pretty much settled down and the remaining, deepest one, which I've been experiencing acute sensitivity for the first week, has started to feel better on the third week, with very minimal sensitivity, just before my crowning appointment.

And I went home with an extremely numb jaw that day, but all is fine. :)

And finally, I returned to Tooth Angels for my 3rd appointment and got my crowning done! In case you're wondering what a crown is, it's a dental restorative procedure, which completely caps around a tooth, bonded using a dental cement. Crowning is usually recommended when there is a large cavity, and for my case, it was due to my root canal treatment, which took out quite a large amount of my natural tooth. And to minimise the possibility of damage due to complete breakage of my natural tooth at the weakest point of bondage, I was advised to go for a composite crown, which is less brittle and hence transfer less pressure to my natural tooth.
And of course, it was yet another 1.5 hours, from taking a mould of my upper set of teeth in order to create the crown, to drilling down my tooth, rebuilding the core of my tooth, shaping down the crown for a perfect fit, the attachment of the crown, and some final touching up for a perfect bite. Dr. Peter has been extremely patient and meticulous with every single detail, right down to setting the colour of my crown a shade lighter to set the 'allowance' in case I decided to have my teeth whiten some day.

And now, I can finally start chewing actively on my left jaw!
Well, or maybe in another few weeks time. :)

Tooth Angels is located at The Central, #B1-04 or at Coronation Plaza, #02-34.
For more information on their services and contact details, visit their website HERE

Till then,
Mia Foo

24 comments:

  1. Gosh just remembered the year is about to end and I haven't visited my dentist.

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  2. A cozy place for a dental clinic. You got here a pretty nice review and good deal at that, specially that discounted price for the crown.

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  3. oh my. i am very afraid of dentists. honestly this post made me nervous lol i have that fear. so glad you were able to go through the process :)

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  4. Whoa that's a lot of procedure! I need to set an appointment soon for a tooth I need extracted. No hope for restoration on this one. Lucky you, you've had your 3 decaying teeth salvaged. Wish I didn't have to let go of this one.

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  5. it's great that you're getting it sponsored! Dental services are not cheap! Especially when you have so many problems to solve!

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  6. You experienced the dental war like me, but on the contrary, everything got fine with confident. Dental care is a must and be brave to have it taken care of the dentist.

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  7. I have been in and out dental clinics and based on your photos, this dental clinic do looks nice! I would feel comfortable inside it while waiting for my name to be called. I wasn't blessed with good teeth especially that we live in a place with high fluoride; it caused my teeth so brittle. I'm glad that my dentist found a way to restore my tooth and I no longer had to go through root canal because I know how painful it is. :(

    Good that you've fixed your tooth and you can now eat well. Bad teeth really affects the consumption of food. So kids should be taught how to care for their teeth.

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  8. It's a good thing that all the dentists were so patient and explained everything along the way, at least you knew what you were getting into.

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  9. That is great that you were able to get your crown! I have to investigate this myself unfortunately :-( I am not looking forward to it and sadly I don't think I will get a discount either. We need a Tooth Angels in Canada, LOL

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  10. I think dental procedures can be really traumatizing but you made it just that much more comforting. Thanks for going through all the pains so we can all feel more assured :P

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  11. Being with the dentist gets tougher when you grow old. Your teeth become more sensitive and even fillings can be painful. It's also hard keeping the mouth open for a long time.

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  12. What an amazing looking dentist surgery! I am beyond terrified of my dentist, luckily nothing done as yet. Rather you than me chick Simone x

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  13. Dentist sessions are always a bit of a challenge! Super relating to this post! :O

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  14. I am lucky who never need a dentist surgery.... I am not sure what will my response be if I need to take such surgery...

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  15. Hmm.. your teeth seem okay now that you fixed them! you're lucky to get sponsored tho, i've heard they can be a little pricey

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  16. Dental work makes me so uncomfortable but it is necessary work. I'm glad you survived it.

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  17. Oops! I have never visited my dentist for this year! Hahahah! Thank you for reminding me! It;s good that you really are conscious about your oral health

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  18. I know how dentist visits always give chills. It is important to find a good gentle dentist with skills!!!!
    And you got yours partly sponsored. Lucky!!

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  19. I've had several dentists in my life. One reason is, I don't get good service from the previous others. And well, I have elephants on my stomach when I get to visit my dentist.haha Well, this inspires me a bit to visit my dentist and slightly put to sleep some of the butterflies, oh sorry, elephants on my stomach. :D

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  21. How much is the removal of upper wisdom tooth? Thank u

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  22. How much is the removal of upper wisdom tooth? Thank u

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