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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by snowblaq(f): 12:25am On Jan 10
Because Nigerians only go to see a dentist when the situation is already very critical and the only solution at such extreme times will be extraction.
If we make it a habit to go for dental checks, we won't have to solve a problem when the only solution to it will be extraction

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 12:52am On Jan 10
Op,

If you read through this thread with an unbiased mind, you will see why Nigerians usually need to have extractions eventually. Poor dental health awareness, some are even boasting about using herbs and broken down teeth that no longer hurt and one aunty was talking about removing worms.

Many Nigerians don't like dental clinics for several reasons, many opt for herbs, people put petrol, aspirin, garlic and just yesterday I saw someone that put aboniki- yes aboniki in a painful tooth (and no, it didn't get better)

Now root canal treatments are expensive, the cost ranges from 15,000-50,000 for one tooth and usually such teeth need to be crowned so they don't break later (a good porcelain fused to metal crown costs 35,000 and above even in Government hospitals)

Tha brings the total amount for saving a tooth to about 50,000- 85,000 instead of an extraction that usually costs 5,000- 15,000 and up to 50,000 for impacted teeth.

Please ask yourself, how many Nigerians can afford such?

Many Nigerians argue about opening cards (just 1,500-2,000 o)

Root canals pay the dentist financially, don't you think they would be more interested in doing them?

The way some of you think ehn, using Nairaland as a study on the average Nigerian, it makes one almost lose hope in this country as even we the youths are not helping matters.

You would expect someone misinformed or poorly informed to try to inform themselves, Google is there after all but no, not my people.

We will all be alright last last.

By the way, this year 2021, take better care of your mouths, see a dentist once in a while (prevention and early care save teeth- and lives), learn to brush properly as poor brushing techniques and hard bristled brushes wear the teeth down, less carbonated and sugary drinks and foods too.

Help yourselves, don't expect others to save you if you are not willing to be saved

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:00am On Jan 10
gaeul:


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

Not all teeth can be restored, I wonder if you would be brave enough to take a picture of the tooth in question and post here.

If you had gone to the clinic early enough, before you started having pain from the tooth, you could have filled it- and for only 5,000- 10,000, no pain and the procedure is barely 15 minutes.

I have had a filling in my upper left last molar since 2016, I noticed it was always sensitive while brushing. I had it filled, I check it constantly, I have my teeth cleaned regularly too and I haven't had any issues since.

If you are also not satisfied with the care you received, you can seek a second opinion- more opinions even. If you also have enough money and are willing to take a bet on that tooth, I am sure you may find a dentist that may help out (a Teaching Hospital maybe)

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:03am On Jan 10
NoFap123:
To make more revenue for the hospital

Extractions are super cheap compared to root canal therapies.

Try again maybe?

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:05am On Jan 10
Chii59:
Have removed 4 thus far. Ain't removing any other.

I hope you have your teeth checked regularly though?

Knowing that you are more at risk should prompt you to do better and take better care of your teeth

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:08am On Jan 10
Omoslim26:


he almost beat the doctor na God save am

I don't see how this is funny honestly, in saner climes, such won't happen.

If anyone feels they are not satisfied with any treatment option, why not seek a second or third opinion.

The dentist was there to help and do his/her job.

It is well- or not
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:12am On Jan 10
zedegit:
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.

It costs much less sir, extractions are cheap and your tooth turning brown should spur you to go and have it checked.

Next thing you know, it could become loose (start shaking) and fall out while chewing agege bread or soft dodo next Sunday or in 2023, or 2035.

Then you will remember this thread and come back here to wail about how your turn has come and the evil naija dentist train has hit you

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:15am On Jan 10
Grandmeister:
My dearest auntie Emilia died immediately after her tooth was pulled out. embarassed

Sorry about this but it is very rare for an extraction to lead to death, so maybe you want to flesh up your story a bit?

It is either she had hemophilia and bled out without receiving proper care or the problematic tooth already caused Ludwig's angina and she already had septicemia.

Yes, holes in teeth can kill sometimes.

Sorry again

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:19am On Jan 10
GetMeRight:


I spent over 12k. One tooth removed, four filled. And the kid got better.



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

Well done sir, you have done well, please try to have her teeth checked regularly, reduce her sugar intake, monitor her while she brushes and change her toothbrush regularly (once the edges of the bristles bend/fray).

You people should read and learn from him o.

You are welcome
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:25am On Jan 10
Angelfrost:


An effervescent tablet form of high strength Vitamin C and Calcium.

Quite good for stronger bones, teeth, and immunity.


Fun fact, taking calcium frequently makes the bone more dense and hence teeth are more difficult to remove when they eventually need to be extracted from lack of timely, adequate professional DENTAL care.

Enough Calcium is usually gotten through our diet, if anyone needs calcium supplements, it should not be because one or two teeth have holes.

You are welcome.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by NoFap123: 1:29am On Jan 10
Dbrainiac1:
Just so you dont know, root canal therapy is more than 5 times the cost of tooth extraction.

Dentists offer you the best treatment that will benefit you.

Thanks for enlightening me

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:35am On Jan 10
Pa3cia:

There is jor embarassed

No ma, there is no worm in your mouth, you can read about it online.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Nobody: 1:43am On Jan 10
Sewasaunt:


I hope you have your teeth checked regularly though?

Knowing that you are more at risk should prompt you to do better and take better care of your teeth
Got three filled some months ago, though the thing didn't last.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Sewasaunt(f): 1:50am On Jan 10
Chii59:

Got three filled some months ago, though the thing didn't last.

I am so sorry about that ma'am

It is either they were not properly done or the positions of those holes are complicating things, especially if they are at the edge of the tooth or the holes are quite large.

Please see your dentist, it was done just three months ago and they are already out- you may not need to pay again.

Or get a second opinion.

You may also need to get permanent dental crowns after they are well filled the next time, they are pricey but with that you may have some peace of mind.

Please don't wait too long so the teeth won't start hurting and you may now need extractions or root canal therapies, biko

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Damian457: 2:16am On Jan 10
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by luvme0702: 2:49am On Jan 10
Because they love using plier to remove teeth (quote author=gaeul post=97881174]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.[/quote]
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by salford1: 2:50am On Jan 10
Dentists all around the world suggest extractions and not just the Nigerian ones. Abroad, it's for the $$$. I don't know about those in naija.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Dbrainiac1(m): 2:52am On Jan 10
NoFap123:


Thanks for enlightening me
You're welcome.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by salford1: 2:52am On Jan 10
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
I don't understand this post. Dentists services are NOT covered by government health care plan in Canada. It may be covered under an employer benefit plan. I am guessing the lady is covered under her work plan similar to what we call HMO in Nigeria.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by Nobody: 2:55am On Jan 10
Sewasaunt:


I am so sorry about that ma'am

It is either they were not properly done or the positions of those holes are complicating things, especially if they are at the edge of the tooth or the holes are quite large.

Please see your dentist, it was done just three months ago and they are already out- you may not need to pay again.

Or get a second opinion.

You may also need to get permanent dental crowns after they are well filled the next time, they are pricey but with that you may have some peace of mind.

Please don't wait too long so the teeth won't start hurting and you may now need extractions or root canal therapies, biko
I will. God willing, by month's end. Thanks ma'am
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by salford1: 2:58am On Jan 10
thatigboman:
what nonsense question is this?
Why are u not a dentist? Root canal is done when it is advisable to do and extraction when it is advisable to do.
I followed such stupid complain of yours one time and insisted on root canal when the dentist advised extraction. When i experienced unimaginable pains later, nobody told me to go and tell the dentist to remove the tooth.
All this i too know. If you know that root canal is the best, why dont you do it to yourself at home instead of go to seek for a dentist's opinion?
grin..
Don't.mind the OP.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by salford1: 2:59am On Jan 10
vickydevoka:

I think opthalmologist de cash out big tym
Ophthalmologists studied medicine plus specialization. They must cash out for sure.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by salford1: 3:05am On Jan 10
Judolisco:
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
I use to think that way too until I got a fish bone stuck in my tooth/gum and the pain was unbearable. This was in my university days in Nigeria. I got to the university dental clinic and there were literally 400 patients waiting for care. I got there around 8am and did not get to my turn until about 4.30.pm. Na that day I no say dentists dey work lol

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by DrOluDentist: 3:43am On Jan 10
Bless you doc!
Thank you for putting it out there for us.
E nor easy.
Dem no too dey hear word but blame it on the dentist and not tooth prognosis or patient availability for treatment or patient's affordability.
Na wa!

The comments just made me weak.

This post reeks of ignorance.
Here I am, currently battling with multiple RCT patients and people are here yapping balls, saying it's only extraction we were taught in school.

How many people person wan educate like this?
It's bad enough that dental awareness is terrible in Nigeria.
We now still have to battle with people who think like this?
Hian!

This post and the comments reeks of ignorance and it is deeply nauseating. [color=#990000][/color]yeye dey smell.
Issshh.


Make I just jump and waka pass abeg.
I no dey read comments again. E dey make me para.



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 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.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by superfelix: 3:55am On Jan 10
I extracted my teeth sometime last year. TWO in one day.. It wasn't a pleasant experience.. na small remain I for faint that day.. I really hope I don't have teeth issues/pain again in my life.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by 1Sharon(f): 4:29am On Jan 10
I'm weary of dentists. They get paid based on the procedures they do.

Some scam the patients and recommend unnecessary procedures. Always get a 2nd opinion.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by 1Sharon(f): 4:30am On Jan 10
Twoclans:
Help me ask them cheesy

That is how they almost killed me two years ago ontop extraction matter.

Did they give you anesthesia? grin
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by 1Sharon(f): 4:52am On Jan 10
Sewasaunt:


I hope you have your teeth checked regularly though?

Knowing that you are more at risk should prompt you to do better and take better care of your teeth

Sis, but what are Nigerian dentists doing to educate people on oral hygiene?

As I am, I keep learning more and more about oral hygiene...
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by baxmaich(m): 4:57am On Jan 10
old outdated curriculum still in use and practice.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by fortuneerondu(m): 5:30am On Jan 10
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
my man your client knows you’re a scam. read your chats again, she's just waiting for you to bill her. if I'm lying show us proof she has ever paid you more than a gift card or up to twice. Receive sense and the zeal to work for your money in Jesus name
Re: Why Do Nigerian Dentists Always Suggest Extraction? by franugo(m): 5:43am On Jan 10
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

You better stop licking ice cream before your teeth turn to grandma levels grin

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