Over the last weekend, we realized that one of Yuvanz milk tooth was half-broken (well.. That’s what we thought..)preceded by some bleeding along the gums..
In my quest of finding a good pediatric dentist referral, I failed with my first approach — i.e going to his doc to get a dental referral – who was on leave 😦
After reading a few blogs and some google search, I zeroed in on The Wacky Duo’s suggestion .. We booked an appointment with Dr.Ong at the Kids Dental World, Mount Elizabeth Novena hospital .. Some of you may think I am crazy to find a pediatric dentist but I believe, read reviews and have heard first hand accounts that most of our adult dentists may not know how to handle kids. And so we didn’t want to risk it 🙂
I should say I am pretty impressed with the doctor herself, her clinic and the service!
She bumped into us as we were looking out for her clinic and she was very friendly that she started a conversation, ‘I suppose you are looking for me.. Kids dental world is at the right end..’
The waiting time was less than 5 minutes! As she examined him she also taught him the good brushing techniques which included applying a purple paint and letting him brush and then analyze the parts he has been brushing well and not, which I thought was pretty good as the kids realize then and there what they are doing right and wrong! She also taught him other basics as well as me what to watch out for in which age..
Oh yeah! Forgot to mention …The waiting area is equipped with video game consoles, tv with kiddy stuff playing on, and kiddy stuff to play as in any other kids clinic.. And.. Inside the examining area, right on the ceiling as they lay down on the dental table is the screen that shows them a 3D movie about teeth .. Cool rt??
After examining she said we have to take out the milk tooth which was hanging there still to the gums but not broken (a big relief!! ) as his new tooth has already started growing there.. That’s why it has been pushed out and the gummy bleeding… And so this scenario had given a broken tooth impact and impression..
She was very smooth and amazing as she pulled out the tooth and all through the procedure, she was very chatty with loads of information for Yuvan and off-course, she made me and Yuvan feel comfortable! Though it was quite a lot of blood, Yuvan braved through with Dr Ong’s, ‘Darling, are you ok? Darling, is it painful? ……’
Overall it was a good experience and always felt through out that he was in good hands !!
Ps :- The tooth had not yet been visited by tooth fairy yet:-) The blood stained tooth is still waiting ..