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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Midas01: 9:42pm On Jan 09
Trust me they're making a ton of money.... I visit the dentist quote often and there's usually lots of patients there.
DoctorDree:
Nigeria dentists though.....They are really managing,I wonder how many people go to dentists for tooth check up.....
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by NiRfreak(m): 9:42pm On Jan 09
Chii59:
Have removed 4 thus far. Ain't removing any other.
You must look like an old witch if you open ya teeth grin
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by martineverest(m): 9:43pm 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....I had same mindset until my younger sister became optometrist...u would be surprised the huge number of people with eye problems in naija.
go to any optometry clinic and see he huge queue waiting to see doctor.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Pa3cia(f): 9:43pm On Jan 09
GetMeRight:


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.
It's only in Nigeria, dentist will advice you to remove your tooth because of toothache, other countries treat theirs, our dentists still have a lot to learn.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by MrEgghead(m): 9:44pm 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.
Pls can I have your number? you'll delete it as soon as I copy it.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by GetMeRight: 9:45pm On Jan 09
angelEmade:

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 .

Nairalanders!!! You all can just make person commit suicide with all these bad words!
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Odion2016(m): 9:46pm On Jan 09
capitalzero:

Average Nigerian is dumb.

You are Dumber

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by packmoney(m): 9:48pm On Jan 09
Coz we are always lazy to do long procedures it's easy to yank tooth out from the socket
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by omoharry(f): 9:50pm 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
Dont mind them .So many of them talking rubbish will never go for scaling & polishing even if the price is as low as N2000.They would rather use that money to buy beer.
Secondly how many of them have the money for a RCT anyway , aside from those that have insurance in which most do not cover such treatment .If they tell them the price, dem go they talk another thing .I am not a dentist but I work in a Dental health organization and I know how Nigerians reason .

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Odion2016(m): 9:51pm On Jan 09
I think I have to leave this thread..Else,I wl have no other choice but to insult people..It aint easy watching as people malign your profession..

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by peacettw: 9:56pm On Jan 09
Lack of expertise, lack of composite materials, heavy patient load
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Brume01: 9:57pm On Jan 09
inoki247:
Cause na only wetin dem teach dem for school be that how to destroy something....

grin you no go kill person so

na how to destroy something dem sabi. lol
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by daneni1(m): 10:00pm On Jan 09
Duru9:
Here to know also

All my 3 siblings suffered toothache including my brother wife One funny thing was they all lived together

eating late night food can be a factor
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by BiggyB242(m): 10:03pm 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.

Please Doc, My premolar had a whole long when I was younger and over the years the area above the gum has broken completely, though I don't feel any pain will there be a long term effect if I don't extract it completely?
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Dollanaira: 10:03pm On Jan 09
Hmmm
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Nobody: 10:05pm On Jan 09
Kenplenty:
To save a tooth/teeth is more expensive than to remove it.
In Nigeria ,when you tell your patient the amount for RCT and crown, and the amount of extraction, they will say please remove it.


No be lie.

I did root canal therapy at teaching hospital. It was a strenuous process, you visit hospital whenever you have appointment. Drilling d canal was very painful that pain relief didn't have any impact, but once they drill to d root, other process is less Painful. Finally crowning to make d teeth strong.

Costs 50k in teaching hospital
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Smooyis(m): 10:05pm On Jan 09
They are just like that. I had similar experience and the dentist insisted that the only way out of my severe pain was an extraction. I refused vehemently being a side teeth (canine).. The dentist looked at me arrogantly and said he knew I would later come for extraction eventually. I rejected this and went for local treatment. Today the tooth and all others are still standing and strong at that.
No one is 'a know it all: grin
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Lagosinter1: 10:05pm On Jan 09
Angelfrost:


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.

What's CAC 1000 pls?
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by stuff46(m): 10:06pm 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.

It is not only dentist, in all aspect of life really.
Nigerians don't like to pay attention to process and procedures that are long term.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by godstino(m): 10:09pm On Jan 09
DoctorDree:
Nigeria dentists though.....They are really managing,I wonder how many people go to dentists for tooth check up.....
you just displayed your ignorance to the whole world. FYI, Dentists, Surgeons and physicians are the highest paid in the health profession in Nigeria as they earn equivalent pay. Also, Dentists in private practice make a lot of money. You should ask questions next time. To even think you added 'Doctor' to your name while being an ignoramus baffles me.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Kingluqman(m): 10:16pm On Jan 09
Baba were grin... I just like you.


Sharp man
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 or na root canal treatment them give her as the op suggests
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by DarkJeddi(m): 10:16pm On Jan 09
DoctorDree:
Nigeria dentists though.....They are really managing,I wonder how many people go to dentists for tooth check up.....
And you call yourself DoctorDree?
Maybe you should take a walk into any of the hospitals,to find out.. shocked

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by ayesco202(m): 10:17pm 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.

Please sir, how much do you think it will cost to replace a lost tooth surgically. I'm not talking about dentures. I lost two teeth already and I plan to replace them.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by DarkJeddi(m): 10:22pm On Jan 09
onyeomanono24:
Na wetin dey teach them for school be dat wink
Most of you making these comments,would be the first to ask for extraction if you are told the price of an RCT..
You're all here shouting na Wetin they teach them for school.. angry

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by DarkJeddi(m): 10:25pm On Jan 09
stuff46:


It is not only dentist, in all aspect of life really.
Nigerians don't like to pay attention to process and procedures that are long term.
Funny..
I will tell you one things Nigerians don't like..
Nigerians don't like to spend money on treat their teeth..
Nine out of ten dental patients would prefer to remove a tooth when told the price of an RCT..
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by OgogoroFreak(m): 10:26pm On Jan 09
They feel you can't afford other options.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sammyblaq(m): 10:26pm On Jan 09
For country dem dey use teeth open bottle cork...
Thank God dem dentists no dey lock mouth join sef.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by justscorchone(m): 10:27pm On Jan 09
Wow I never knew there were other options, I remember when my gum overlap my tooth and it was grazing when I chew, the dentist said they could surgically tear off the part of the gum overlapping or extraction, which I opt for extraction and it was the most uncomfortable moment of my life.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by DarkJeddi(m): 10:28pm On Jan 09
ayesco202:


Please sir, how much do you think it will cost to replace a lost tooth surgically. I'm not talking about dentures. I lost two teeth already and I plan to replace them.
By surgically,you mean IMPLANTS?
That would cost a few hundreds of thousands.. shocked
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by southniyikaye(m): 10:28pm On Jan 09
JBArokonkwo1:


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
instead of speaking grammar and insulting, you could have enlighten me since you know much
Oga per second billing
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Duru9(m): 10:29pm On Jan 09
daneni1:


eating late night food can be a factor

Honestly speaking
They do eat late at night

Few months I stayed when I visited them
We usually eat around 11pm at times 1am
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by misskungfup: 10:29pm 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.
Really Are you sure you didn't visit quacks? This is untrue as extraction is the last resort.A Dentist will try to save a tooth unless its grossly broken down and can't be restored. Root canal treatment is expensive and requires multiple visits however some can be done in a single visit. Patients are also advised to crown the tooth after root canal treatment.
If your tooth is extracted, there are several options to replace a missing tooth;Dentures, Bridge, Implants.
"Nigerian Dentists" are not lazy maybe you just couldn't afford the cost of the treatment.

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