Monday, December 29, 2008

None The Wiser

30 Dec 2008, 1015 hrs
Klinik Pergigian, Section X, Shah Alam


I had two wisdom teeth removed some three years ago. horrible horrible experience. The dentist had both feet on my torture chair with an assistant holding his waist. The dentist was in labor, PULL! PULL! but i was the one in pain.

After many hours he managed to extract one tooth out. And then the other one. Excruciating pain. My mouth were torn on both sides. Through the ordeal, i couldnt scream as the dentist had both hands in my mouth. Horrible horrible traumatising horror! And so torn mouth and all, i became the Joker only with less wisdom than he.

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THE JOKER

I have two more wisdom teeh that must be extracted out. Not for aesthetics purposes mind you, but more medical reasons than anything else. You see, my jaws are too small but my teeth are all huge ones - meant for tearing meat and gnawing timber. Like that of a carnivorous rodent. I certainly have neither room nor patience for wisdom, tooth or otherwise.

30 Dec 2008, 2206 hrs
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I didnt get any tooth pulled out just now. Had an x-ray taken though. Apparently, only a quarter of the teeth surfaced. The rest stays inside the gum and jaw bone. You only get to see the tip of the iceberg. The problem is larger than titanic.

Both teeth require minor surgery to have them removed. A single surgery should cost RM400 to 500 (gulp). And it wouldnt be without risks either. Tell me, doctor, what are the risks? She explained that being in the lower jaw means that both teeth are near the nerves. Okay, so if surgery went wrong and the nerves are damaged, what can happen?
'you might lose the senses in the mouth, i.e you dont taste food'
Is this permanent or temporary?
'oh dont worry, in some cases, the effect dissapears after a day or two.' Doctor smiles.
in some other cases doctor?
'my friend is still suffering from it. It has been five years now' Doctor still smiles. Aiyoh, puan dokter, I know lah you have perfect rows of picketfences, but must you smile when telling me this?
Because if i cant taste what i eat, it will be a huge loss to mankind!

I made an appointment for surgery anyway but made a mental note to go check other clinics too. I couldnt help but noticed that the doctor graduated from UiTM and i know for a fact that their Dental Faculty is new. Not that i think dentists from UiTM is less competent than other graduates, but what with the faculty being new, graduates would at the most have only a few years of working experience. Just like having a P licence doesnt mean you are incompetent, only maybe not as experienced as other drivers.
For dental surgery, maybe i want an old experienced doctor.

After the scare, i went to Serenity Spa at Concorde to claim another present from the Ibu Ratu Hatiku writing competition. Yes, full body spa treatment. Massage, sauna, scrub and then milk bath. Best. Gigi sakit jugak, tapi best.

Rehat rasa.

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15 Comments:

Blogger drbubbles said...

gnawing timber?satu species dengan beaver!

I just had my wisdom tooth taken out 2 weeks ago.Tak sakit pun!Biuh dek doktor Ramasamy.Ado den amik gambo.

Ni den nak kena tampal 7-8 lubang aieee...Nak buat camno 17 tahun den lari takut poie dentist.Ni apa pasal den meraban dalam baso nogori bertorabur ni ha?Oh..maybe because I am happy for Tongku Mukhriz naik tahto kot..hahaha...

5:18 AM  
Blogger OOD said...

ya, species bergigi kapak.

tell lah which clinic doktor ramasamy serves.

den pon banyak pothole yo. mano ado oghang suko kek dentist, ado kojo lain, bueklah kojo lain, tak usah lah jadi dentist, oghang bonci.

in case kau haghap den buleh bagi kau pingat ko, nak jadi datok ko, tak buleh yo? Laki den yamtuan tapi dio bukan Mukhriz. takdo tuo gitu dio do.

6:47 AM  
Blogger JoKontan said...

...Berdo'oh jer Dentist tuu suwoh cabot wisdom teeth...


2 years back, I was being advised to take out one wisdom tooth. When I asked the doctor, after his 34 minutes explanation on how the operation would be conducted, he said ~ around six hundred bucks..


Sampai laa ni tak cabot-cabot... Seram satu... six hundred lagi satu



(hopefully it will develop a bit swollen jaw ala Brad Pitt...)

12:43 AM  
Blogger ruby ahmad said...

Hello my dear,

dropped by to wish you & family,

A Happy New Year.

8:58 AM  
Blogger tajudin said...

next time please visit my auntie's clinic -- smileshop.

7:59 PM  
Blogger dith said...

Ood,

Hehe, hang dulu kata hang besaq gedabaq tak ngaku petit. La ni pulak kata hang kecik, gigi pulak yang besaq...

Jokontan,

Believe me, Brad Pit's jaw won't look good on you! heheh

9:27 PM  
Blogger shidah said...

had the same problem, lucky i had my minor surgery moons ago masa study... compliment of English gomen.... kalau tak rabak poket den.... even wrote about it in 2005 http://shidah72.blogspot.com/2005/12/dentist-story.html
food was tastless satu hari tu je....

10:49 AM  
Blogger Lys said...

Kesian Kak Odd... spa or no spa...

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oody,

Why don't u try and get a 2nd opinion from Gomen dental clinic. Probably cheaper but you will have to wait for appointment.


Rgds,

KNA

1:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ood,

Why dont you try klinik kh****din kat sect. 19, s.a. He is very gentle. Memang tak rasa sakit. My kids pun tak takut jumpa dia..

-yaya-

12:21 AM  
Blogger noha chomel said...

selamat tahun baru kak :)

masa saya cabut gigi bongsu dulu, takut sgt sakit, dr bagi pain killer, its last for 24 hrs, tapi sebijik harga dia RM7, maybe akak bole tya dgn dentist. dentist saya sgt ok, very gentle, sikit2 minta maaf kalau saya sakit, ingat nak rekomen kat akak, tapi baru2 ni saya tel klinik rupa2nya dia pi UK ikut bini dia sambung belajar, takkan nak tunggu dia balik kut..heheh...

5:52 PM  
Blogger OOD said...

bro jo bad spit,
It doesnt give problem tak apa lah.. I have postponed the appointment twice dah ni. Takut. Maybe i should ask for general anaest and let them conk me out for a week ke? Ambik drip je for a week boleh kurus - a bonus.

Kak ruby dearest gem,
Happy new year and maal hijrah, and all other occasions that i missed sending you well-wishes.

Hugssss!

5:10 AM  
Blogger OOD said...

tengku kudin,
Betul betul ada? dentist betul betul? Bukan yg cabut gigi pakai benang atau main tolak je dengan jari tu?

Dith,
I am never small. I am just short but ukurlilit and isipadu very substantial values. My jaws are small but teeth fuiyo.. Ripley's material.

5:14 AM  
Blogger OOD said...

shidah,
dah buat bolehlah tayming.. (eksen). Have read your piece - adds reason to why i should postpone it indefinitely :p

Lys babe,
I am such a chicken. Dentists are
such horror!

Bro Kna,
My torn mouth was compliments of a gomen dentist. Never again. I am kinda hoping that the expensive fee guarantees less horror.

5:21 AM  
Blogger OOD said...

yaya,
I have oredi paid the dentist sum deposit, so sorta have no choice but to go to her. She's big in built, looks like she has strong arms and sports enough grey hair and lines to assure me of her competency. Harap2 okay lah. Amin Amin Amin.

Noha dear,
You think maybe i should go UK? *WINK WINK*

5:26 AM  

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