Dental Care is Not Costly, Neglect Is

By: Smileway Dental

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“There is no excuse for delivering poor care” – is always a responsible dentist’s motto and that’s our dentist’s motto here at Smileway Dental Clinic USJ, as we believe that a doctors owe their best to their patients when it comes to their care. However, do we only hold our dentist responsible for our dental health? Are we guilty of making excuses for delivering poor dental care to ourselves? How often are we brushing and flossing? How often do we go for our dental check-ups? Whenever I receive a patient who have not visited a dentist in 2-3 years, coming with a severe toothache — in unfortunate cases of irreversible pulpitis, they are typically presented with more complex procedures of a root-canal treatment or extraction, which would need a replacement with i.e. implants, prosthetics.

It is always with a heavy heart, that I deliver the news that the damage done to their tooth is irreversible. In such a situation, I can understand a patient’s train of thought and concerns, “What do these treatments mean? Will they last? How many sessions for each treatment? Should I go with the costlier root-canal and crown now, or should I go with an extraction and then later figure out a replacement for the tooth?” I do my best to discuss the types of treatments, their procedures, their likely prognosis as well as assist them in weighing the pros and cons alongside their budgets and long-term plans. Ultimately, after whatever the patient decides, however excellent and satisfied our patients feel when the we are done – I know, there will still be a lingering afterthought — ‘why is taking care of my dental health so costly?’ And, to be honest, it’s really not – truly, it is neglect that costs time and money. Going regularly for a routine check-up and scaling once-to-twice a year actually allows for us, your dentist, to detect and prevent dental lesions and damage before irreversible and severe damage is done.

Thus, greatly reducing or eliminating the need in the future for more complex and therefore, costlier dental procedures such as dental implants, root canals, crowns and bridges. Routine dental check-ups at Smileway Dental Clinic USJ are done whenever a patient visits, and also with every routine dental scaling and polishing. This ensures that every patient’s oral health is regularly monitored to prevent any irreversible damage from happening in the near future – our patients leave knowing exactly the condition of their oral health. It is far more convenient and affordably cost-effective to practice prevention and early-detection regularly – not allowing neglect to take control of our oral health or wallets.

A (not entirely) appropriate analogy would be similar to ensuring your car has optimum levels of petrol. When the tank is nearly empty, you would go to the gas station and fill it up. You have to fill it up and spend a minimum to ensure your car can move. However, if you leave it too long at empty, your car eventually stops working and you have to spend more time and money on towing your car to a petrol station, or you’ll just have to inconvenient your friend to bring petrol to you.

Your dental health is definitely not as straightforward as that, there are no meters in your mouths to inform you when your cavity is getting too big… but you always have your dentist! So let us help you. This is why it is very important, and is also your responsibility to visit your dentist so he can tell you when there are little cavities you can fill, or if scaling needs to be done to protect your gums. The cost comes only when you neglect your dental health and dentist. So let your dedicated dentist here at Smileway, help you keep your care affordable and convenient.

Written By: Dr. Belinda Dwee

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Sven Hasse
Sven Hasse
2022-10-27
I can say from my own experience as a doctor, they are good. Appointments are kinda hard to get. Do you know why? You get what you want and what you need. Most likely you’ll leave the clinic with a smile on your face.
Beep Polite
Beep Polite
2022-10-15
Doctor is caring!
Fazz Abdullah
Fazz Abdullah
2022-10-05
SmileWay Usj 21 Subang Jaya. Dr & Staff was so gentle and professional. I’m was scare if talk about scaling.. but its not painful at all. Will visit next time for my teeth problem. Chaiyok✨✨
Oswin Chin
Oswin Chin
2022-08-20
Zheng Koon Chua
Zheng Koon Chua
2022-08-19
Dr Edwin is very patient to kids. He can slowly talk and confort the kids to prevent them from fear of removing extra teeth. And there is sticker for kids after complete it. What we like is the teeth keeper hanger for kid. It really cute.
Eng Jing Yee
Eng Jing Yee
2022-08-06
Good service !!
pastor David Emmanuel
pastor David Emmanuel
2022-08-03
I have been there and see dr Edwin, he is such a gentleman and explain me very clearly about my treatment. I recommend all of my friends to go and get your treatment here. Nurses are very polite and helpful ❤️
shaha poran
shaha poran
2022-08-01
Nice environment and good service
Bee Chin Wong
Bee Chin Wong
2022-08-01
Lim Jimmy
Lim Jimmy
2022-07-31
Definitely my best dental experience with Dr.Jon Low whose by far is one of the most attentive and gentle dental doctor. His approach to dental care is immaculate and he pays the most attention to the finest detail. I’ve been a regular patient of his for the past 7 yrs alongside my entire family and we are pleased and proud to introduce and recognize him for his expertise. The entire team at Smileway Clinic is friendly and professional and overal the BEST dental clinic in Subang Jaya.

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