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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chewwah lim
chewwah lim
2024-06-07
Very good service 👍
Lam Kun Fong
Lam Kun Fong
2024-05-28
我很喜欢这里,因为医生很好,很细心,护士也很好和善良,会介绍朋友们来
Chris Liew
Chris Liew
2024-05-24
Thank to Dr.Lisa, she really gave me what I’m inspired all this while. Thank you,Dr.Lisa and the team.
Annie Hoong
Annie Hoong
2024-05-11
very appreciate to dr Lisa , she very patient handle my sons slowly and explain to him a to z. Kids very comfortable w her. The way she handle kids very soft nice doctor. Will visit in future
NaRei CaEg
NaRei CaEg
2024-05-03
highly recommend smileway dental klinik in usj21 subang i am patient here for so many years bcoz of their excellent service and helpful staff. they were willing to slot me in bcoz of my gum pain without appointment really appreciate thank u Dr jon and dr belinda 👍👍👍👍👍
Mohd Ainul
Mohd Ainul
2024-05-02
I recently had an appointment at Smileway Dental Clinic to address a persistent dental issue that had been causing me considerable discomfort. From the moment I walked in, the atmosphere of the clinic was warm and welcoming, which helped to alleviate some of my anxiety. Dr. Lisa took the time to listen to my concerns and thoroughly explain the procedure to me, which helped to alleviate my fears. Her calming demeanour and gentle approach immediately put me at ease. The surgery itself was surprisingly painless, thanks to Dr. Lisa's expertise and skillful technique. She was incredibly patient and attentive throughout the entire procedure, constantly checking in to make sure I was comfortable and pain-free. Overall, my experience at Smileway Dental Clinic was nothing short of exceptional. Dr. Lisa and her team exceeded my expectations in every way, providing me with top-notch dental care in a compassionate and supportive environment. I highly recommend Smileway Dental Clinic to anyone in need of dental services, especially those who may be anxious or fearful about visiting the dentist.
Ritzza Kushairy
Ritzza Kushairy
2024-04-30
Love the atmosphere and the consistency. Keep it up!
Sanober Alam
Sanober Alam
2024-04-16
Dr Lisa is surely someone who is a really sweet doctor and will surely try to understand your problem. It’s is a good clinic! Thank you
luffy 93
luffy 93
2024-03-12
good dentist..Dr.Lisa did my scaling..after scaling my teeth is cleaner compared to my previous dental clinic..recommended..will come again..😃👍

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