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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by JBArokonkwo1(m): 9:20pm On Jan 09
Auxtin85:
Because that all they were trained to do

There are alot of factors to consider before opting for a root canal treatment.
They are
1. Cost: Root canal is not a cheap procedure and after its completion the tooth needs to be crowned(capped). This ideally in a govt hospital cost nothing less than 50k in Nigeria. Also it requires multiple visits.
2. Availability of equipment: Some centers don't have x-ray machines and an ideal root canal treatment requires minimum of four x-rays. This may make it impossible to carry out.
3. Tooth health status: Not all teeth are restorable. Many are badly broken down so much that the prognosis for a root canal treatment may be very poor.
4. Tooth support: the bony support for a tooth may be inadequate to hold a tooth and root canal may not be feasible......



Listen,I am a uniben trained dentist currently working in England and I can tell you I know many of our Nigerian dentists working with the NHS here and doing very well.

Please next time let your brain do the thinking first before engaging ur fingers.....u sound very unintelligent with what u posted.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by bbonair(m): 9:20pm On Jan 09
gaeul:
I honestly don't know of it's Laziness or what but Nigeria Doctors always go for the last option which is Extraction.

They would rather opt for Extraction and would never suggest root canal treatment, even if a person have removed 4teeths, they will still opt for Extraction.

Most developed country would be happy to do all they can and when there is no way out again before they opt for Extraction. Keeping as much natural teeth as possible is the best, why then do Nigeria dentist always opt for Extraction?

Sadly, if you insist on restorative measures, the will tagged you stubborn patient. Tired much.
The cost of root canal is expensive
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Angelfrost(m): 9:21pm On Jan 09
nairavsdollars:
That's the best option available

I doubt it...

A friend was told to extract due to a persistent tooth issue.

When he came to me, I suggested Euthymol toothpaste with CA-C 1000 and painkillers...

Well, he has not felt pain and has been using his full dental cavity wholly well going on 3 years plus.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by JBArokonkwo1(m): 9:21pm On Jan 09
DoctorDree:
Nigeria dentists though.....They are really managing,I wonder how many people go to dentists for tooth check up.....

U can't sit in your house and know this......
When I was in Nigeria,I was seeing nothing less than 20 patients a day at UCTH.
Go for a check up and see for yourself.
Cheers

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Omoslim26: 9:22pm On Jan 09
Explorers:


Just 1 cheesy

Very wicked people

one of ma nigga remove 1st one -
later him come still get another tool ache them still tell am sey make him commot another one again

the nigga first tell d werey dentist sey make him add 0 to the 1

he almost beat the doctor na God save am

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by JBArokonkwo1(m): 9:22pm On Jan 09
HenryThegreat1:
That's all they can do and make their money.
I have removed 3, but I have vowed never to remove any again.
Ignorance is a disease. U actually make more money by doing a root canal and restoring the tooth.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Judolisco(m): 9:23pm On Jan 09
U guys don't get it oh... Most tooth have been damaged beyond redemption leaving it there will jst cause ur mouth to be smelling... So it's best 4 them to remove it.... I removed mine 3 years ago one of d best decision I've made in my life

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Pa3cia(f): 9:23pm On Jan 09
HenryThegreat1:
That's all they can do and make their money.
I have removed 3, but I have vowed never to remove any again.
Lol
Abeg nor remove again, still battling with one for years now, been using herbs, the infected tooth is already breaking by itself.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by JBArokonkwo1(m): 9:24pm On Jan 09
southniyikaye:
How dem go see money?
Dentist and opticians, I really dey feel for those two professions...
Even animal doctors now are cashing out massively especially pet doctors

Lol...ur ignorance can pass for an STI.......
Pity yourself first. U have no idea how much dentists makes in Nigeria.
You people will just come on SM and be expressing ignorance on per second billing

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by IbnIbrahim: 9:24pm On Jan 09
gaeul:
I honestly don't know of it's Laziness or what but Nigeria Doctors always go for the last option which is Extraction.

They would rather opt for Extraction and would never suggest root canal treatment, even if a person have removed 4teeths, they will still opt for Extraction.

Most developed country would be happy to do all they can and when there is no way out again before they opt for Extraction. Keeping as much natural teeth as possible is the best, why then do Nigeria dentist always opt for Extraction?

Sadly, if you insist on restorative measures, the will tagged you stubborn patient. Tired much.
This opinion of yours is too generalistic. Let's start from conducting a survey, how many people here know about Root canal treatment.
That being said, the awareness is poor, most Nigerians come to the dentists with grossly broken do teeth, which in most cases aren't amenable to RCT. Mind you, RCT is just a step in saving a tooth, what's more important is how that tooth will function after RCT. Furthermore, RCT is expensive and time consuming, tell a patient he/she has to spend like 100k to save a tooth, they will be like, just an ordinary tooth, please remove the tooth. To say dentists are lazy is very unfair.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Naijaarchive(m): 9:26pm On Jan 09
Wàhálà for who dey visit dentist.... Never visited one before
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by OldNairalander(m): 9:26pm On Jan 09
slawormiir:
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright.....grab my weed while I read comments.....


What o that reminds me ......my client from Canada complained about tooth ache the other day...make I just use this opportunity ask her how the matter come be....if na remove them removed the teeth

Bro connect a bro now. Poverty just dey slap me back to back for here

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by sirgbeja(m): 9:27pm On Jan 09
My experience with those Dentists wasn't funny.

I went to the teaching hospital in Ondo state for my tooth that ached me all night. He looked at it and told me he was going to extract it, but requested that I must go do a tooth scan in shoprite first. He insisted It must be shoprite and even gave me a paper to take there. why shoprite?

Las-las, dem remove my tooth o

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by zedegit: 9:28pm On Jan 09
To make money faster. It costs more.

I can't remember when last I saw a dentist.

I know they will suggest that once I show them one of my tooth that is turning brown.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Judolisco(m): 9:28pm On Jan 09
See people saying they are pitying dentists... Kai ignorance oh... Jst go to their department in any good general hospital or teaching hospital,they are very very busy and occupied.... And I think their degree is equivalent to mbbs

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by IbnIbrahim: 9:28pm On Jan 09
JBArokonkwo1:


There are alot of factors to consider before opting for a root canal treatment.
They are
1. Cost: Root canal is not a cheap procedure and after its completion the tooth needs to be crowned(capped). This ideally in a govt hospital cost nothing less than 50k in Nigeria. Also it requires multiple visits.
2. Availability of equipment: Some centers don't have x-ray machines and an ideal root canal treatment requires minimum of four x-rays. This may make it impossible to carry out.
3. Tooth health status: Not all teeth are restorable. Many are badly broken down so much that the prognosis for a root canal treatment may be very poor.
4. Tooth support: the bony support for a tooth may be inadequate to hold a tooth and root canal may not be feasible......



Listen,I am a uniben trained dentist currently working in England and I can tell you I have many our my Nigerian dentists working with the NHS here and doing very well.

Please next time let your brain do the thinking first before engaging ur fingers.....u sound very unintelligent with what u posted.

Thank you brother, we know their type.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Zane2point4(m): 9:29pm On Jan 09
starbuck:
I have extracted 6 tooth grin grin, the last time in Oct I went there, na the doctor hala me talk say he is not extracting again...

He cemented 2 tooth and healed 2, told me that i should waka go shocked shocked shocked
Cut down on your suger intake.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Odion2016(m): 9:29pm On Jan 09
gaeul:
I honestly don't know of it's Laziness or what but Nigeria Doctors always go for the last option which is Extraction.

They would rather opt for Extraction and would never suggest root canal treatment, even if a person have removed 4teeths, they will still opt for Extraction.

Most developed country would be happy to do all they can and when there is no way out again before they opt for Extraction. Keeping as much natural teeth as possible is the best, why then do Nigeria dentist always opt for Extraction?

Sadly, if you insist on restorative measures, the will tagged you stubborn patient. Tired much.
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Not true ..I am a Dentist...Only stardard govt hospitals do Root canal therapy like Uch,oauthc,luth,etc..Most private Dental clinics do it too,,I do it very often ,but the question is ,can you afford it??..Extraction is a last resort,,costly to the patient,also the cheapest at the same time..
And for those saying "Nigerian Dentists",, there is nothing a foreign Dentist can do,,dat I cant do too,,You can say they have better tools to work with,,I csn agree wit you on that..
And for those saying they pity Dentists,,lmao,,Dentist make a lot of money in Nigeria,,go to lagos ,abj,,ph,You will wonders...Evrn in govt hospitals, we are not paid any lesser than our Doctor colleagues,,its same scale...

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by vickydevoka(m): 9:30pm On Jan 09
southniyikaye:
person wey speak grammar for him inlaw house na him go decipher am o.. Dictionary dey far from me like this
To perform eye surgery no be small money
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by GetMeRight: 9:30pm On Jan 09
ayenale1:
That what they are thought in school, i know of a medical doctor, the only thing he knows how to do best is to administer pounds of water on patients sometimes 10, 12...he doesn't want to know the patient condition, once you are there drip straight...

Lol
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by MrCodeSolo(m): 9:30pm On Jan 09
DoctorDree:
Nigeria dentists though.....They are really managing,I wonder how many people go to dentists for tooth check up.....
you will be surprised by the number that did....and it isn't cheap
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Esji80(m): 9:32pm On Jan 09
Eh wallahi I think that's the fastest way for then to make money...just saying

Each 1 extraction is 2-3k

My story..... Hmmmm

At the end 2 were removed 1 in 2013 and d 2nd 1 in 2017


Toothache na die ooo

You will never wish even your worst enemy toothache .. Chaiiiii yyyyyyyayyyaaaaiii

O Allah grant every sick person quick recovery ameeen

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Grandmeister(m): 9:32pm On Jan 09
My dearest auntie Emilia died immediately after her tooth was pulled out. embarassed
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Alpasuno(m): 9:33pm On Jan 09
Elove1:
Average nigeria doctors are quack
.
Coming from someone who can't study crop science.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by toprealman: 9:34pm On Jan 09
gaeul:
I honestly don't know of it's Laziness or what but Nigeria Doctors always go for the last option which is Extraction.

They would rather opt for Extraction and would never suggest root canal treatment, even if a person have removed 4teeths, they will still opt for Extraction.

Most developed country would be happy to do all they can and when there is no way out again before they opt for Extraction. Keeping as much natural teeth as possible is the best, why then do Nigeria dentist always opt for Extraction?

Sadly, if you insist on restorative measures, the will tagged you stubborn patient. Tired much.
Very good observation.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by zedegit: 9:35pm On Jan 09
slawormiir:
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright.....grab my weed while I read comments.....


Wait o that reminds me ......my client from Canada complained about tooth ache the other day...make I just use this opportunity ask her how the matter come be....if na remove them removed the teeth

Oga Slawormiir what can I do to get #20 000 from you? I am financially down at the moment.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Stockquality: 9:37pm On Jan 09
I went for extraction,it was so fucking pain free. I saw other patients looking so dad and whirling in pain. Mine was less than 5mins,tho the bill is abt 130k dor bleaching,moulding,etc,im on the 3rd stage. Composite filling and root canal treatment. It took them 3 months,and still they book me for march .

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by GetMeRight: 9:37pm On Jan 09
jacoik:
the fault is from the patient and not doctor. you well see a person having toothache and you won't go to the hospital to know what is happening and you will prefer using fuel or going to iyanoba market to meet aboki and the aboki will tell you that it's worm that is there, he will give you something to apply so that the worm will die. after a year or two the crown of the tooth us already gone. so how will the RCT work. just answer this question op

Very common and very rampant in our society.
When my daughter was having toothache and visible swelling cheek, I told my wife to take her to the state government owned hospital. After meeting the dentist and secured appointment for the next day, my wife began to tell me that we should be using local things. Apparently, she was afraid, just like many Nigerians are afraid of CS even in worst pregnancy cases. I spent over 12k. One tooth removed, four filled. And the kid got better.

Odion2016:
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Not true ..I am a Dentist...Only stardard govt hospitals do Root canal therapy like Uch,oauthc,luth,etc..Most private Dental clinics do it too,,I do it very often ,but the question is ,can you afford it??..Extraction is a last resort,,costly to the patient,also the cheapest at the same time..
And for those saying "Nigerian Dentists",, there is nothing a foreign Dentist can do,,dat I cant do too,,You can say they have better tools to work with,,I csn agree wit you on that..
And for those saying they pity Dentists,,lmao,,Dentist make a lot of money in Nigeria,,go to lagos ,abj,,ph,You will wonders...Evrn in govt hospitals, we are not paid any lesser than our Doctor colleagues,,its same scale...

My daughter's case was handled better and satisfactorily in a state owned hospital. Many Nigerians wouldn't seek professional help in time, they would have used this and that to destroy the teeth roots before going to the right place for help. That also includes eye problem

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by angelEmade: 9:40pm On Jan 09
JBArokonkwo1:


There are alot of factors to consider before opting for a root canal treatment.
They are
1. Cost: Root canal is not a cheap procedure and after its completion the tooth needs to be crowned(capped). This ideally in a govt hospital cost nothing less than 50k in Nigeria. Also it requires multiple visits.
2. Availability of equipment: Some centers don't have x-ray machines and an ideal root canal treatment requires minimum of four x-rays. This may make it impossible to carry out.
3. Tooth health status: Not all teeth are restorable. Many are badly broken down so much that the prognosis for a root canal treatment may be very poor.
4. Tooth support: the bony support for a tooth may be inadequate to hold a tooth and root canal may not be feasible......



Listen,I am a uniben trained dentist currently working in England and I can tell you I have many our my Nigerian dentists working with the NHS here and doing very well.

Please next time let your brain do the thinking first before engaging ur fingers.....u sound very unintelligent with what u posted.
he only made an opinion and you could have carefully educate him without insults. I don't know if you are what you said you are or not...but from this post you have e made...I can say you are very much similar to a brain dead person.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Pa3cia(f): 9:40pm On Jan 09
The problem doesn't end when you get rid of the infected tooth, you have to get rid of the worms disturbing the tooth nd not the tooth itself, why do you think the problem persists after removing the infected tooth, it's because, the worms are still living in there and will immediately start feasting on a new one, once their host has been taken, this new one takes time before one starts to notice, by the time it has eaten deep into the infected tooth is when you start to feel the pain, stop removing your tooth, or else you'll end up removing more than two, because the worms disturbing the tooth is still alive, been battling with mine since primary sch till date, herbs is all I've been using for it, now the affected tooth is breaking by itself, I hardly feel the pains. We do not remove our head simply because we are suffering from headache, rather we use drugs for it, why not apply same method you use in treating headache even though this one is different, the pain is out of this world, very wicked thing.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by AsiwajuNdigbo: 9:40pm On Jan 09
gaeul:
I honestly don't know of it's Laziness or what but Nigeria Doctors always go for the last option which is Extraction.

They would rather opt for Extraction and would never suggest root canal treatment, even if a person have removed 4teeths, they will still opt for Extraction.

Most developed country would be happy to do all they can and when there is no way out again before they opt for Extraction. Keeping as much natural teeth as possible is the best, why then do Nigeria dentist always opt for Extraction?

Sadly, if you insist on restorative measures, the will tagged you stubborn patient. Tired much.

Naija dentist are mediocre but still i can give them a defense here.

Look at it from cost and affordability. To do a root canal will probably need anaesthesia, filler and polish to bond and seal the cavity.

Where do they get the gas or compound and the cement, these are probably imported. Who knows.. So to cover cost and staff overhead he must charge exhorbitantly. How many of us can pay it? And we dont have health coverage like abroad that can fund it free of charge.

So to minimize loss dentist go for cheap extraction. Im sure if the patient demand a root canal they might agree if the payment can be afforded.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by banmee(m): 9:41pm On Jan 09
Fahdiga:
That's the only thing they were taught in all this so called universities we have here

Nope. Normally, going to the dentist is a yearly occurrence. Nigerians go only when they have a toothache. What do expect when a person neglects their teeth and it rots?

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