The dentist had to extract all the man’s teeth because the damage was too extensive.
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A dentist in Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru, cautioned the public from going to fake or unlicensed dentists for dental work after extracting badly made dentures from a patient.
A 52-year-old patient came in complaining that his teeth felt very loose and that they hurt whenever he ate.
Dr Arif, who works at a government clinic in Johor, took one look at the teeth and immediately knew something was wrong.
"Demi Jodoh, Aku Relakan"— A J 🦷🧚🏼♂️ (@ArepJawa) June 7, 2022
Seorang lelaki berusia 52 tahun datang ke klinik untuk cabutan. Katanya gigi dah goyang sangat kalau makan sakit.
Apabila diperiksa, aku nampak sesuatu yang janggal.
"Encik, gigi palsu ini buat di mana?" pic.twitter.com/Gq6Kn8vLfR
At first, the patient said he had the dentures done at a private clinic in Kuala Lumpur but didn’t know the name of the clinic.
Dr Arif asked if it was done at a hotel, a house or a rented room. The patient admitted that it was done at a hotel.
He was embarrassed about his missing teeth and was due to get married. When he saw an ad for cheap dentures costing about RM500 and went for it without thinking twice. This happened two years ago.
Unfortunately, the damage was done. Dr Arif had to extract all of the patient’s teeth because the fake dentures and bad oral hygiene left a lot of damage that could lead to gum diseases.
The dentures didn’t restore the patient’s normal bite and there were metal wires everywhere.
Sayang, disebabkan mengambil jalan pintas gigi lelaki ini terpaksa dicabut semua, atas & bawah. Tak dapat diselamatkan sebab denture yang dia pakai langsung tak ada kualiti. Tak mengembalikan fungsi asal & gigitan gigi. Sudahlah ikat dawai sana sini. pic.twitter.com/RkRsUFX3lR— A J 🦷🧚🏼♂️ (@ArepJawa) June 7, 2022
Dr Arif shared that getting full dentures done – for the top and bottom jaw – in a government clinic only costs about RM100. Partial dentures will cost much less.
He also reminded everyone that maintaining good dental hygiene from a young age, getting regular dental check-ups and avoiding fake dentists will keep our teeth and gums healthy in the long run.