Saturday, July 17, 2010

DOKTOR GIGI pun ada specialist jgk ke??”..

Adooiii.. slalu dah dpt soalan camni dr kwn2..

Mmg sebelum ni pun.. sblm fa amek kos ni.. xpnah tau lak doktor gigi ni ade specialist..yg tau..CABUT GIGI.. SIMEN GIGI.. CUCI GIGI.. abes2 pun.. pkai BRACES.. kebanyakkan org awam xtau pasal pakar dlm dentistry ni kan..

The GENERAL dentist is qualified to carry out most dental yang fa ckp td.. but a patient may be referred to a SPECIALIST for a second opinion or when the treatment seems to require specialised KNOWLEDGE and SKILL..


Patients should visit the dentist EVERY 6 MONTHS for a dental check-up(rasenye..ramai yg dtg hanye bile skt kan??), which may include routine dental x-rays and a scale and polish treatment.

1. Some dentists employ DENTAL HYGIENISTS for the cleaning, scaling(cuci gigi) and polishing of teeth. Others perform this procedure themselves.
2. Dentists are qualified to diagnose dental problems and treat patients of all ages.
3. If necessary these will be referred to a specialist dentist.
4. Fillings(tampal), extractions(cabut gigi), root canal treatments(rawatan akar), replacement crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures(gig palsu) and other treatments, are routinely undertaken by a general dentist.
5. The dentist can administer a local anaesthetic(LA) (injection especially for tooth extraction), but general anaesthesia(GA) must be administered by a specialist anaesthetist, in a specially equipped theatre

After obtaining a BASIC DEGREE in dentistry(fa kat USM.. 5 thun).. a dentists have to complete at least another two years of training and may choose to specialise in any of the following fields:

•Oral Surgery
•Paediatric Dentistry
•Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
•Dental Public Health
•Restorative Dentistry


Name pun anything involve with surgical approach to the head & neck.. doktor gigi la yang wat..These specialists deal with difficult extractions, such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth (gigi geraham bongsu)..

•They also perform surgery on other parts of the face and mouth
•Tumours are removed from the head, neck, mouth and face.
•Jaws can be re-aligned by surgery.
•Implants are placed in the jaw to make tooth reconstruction possible.

These implants will be used to support replacement crowns, bridges, or dentures.


Sebut sal ortho je.. perkare ptame terlintas..mest braces kan.. actually..Orthodontists straighten teeth and correct the alignment of teeth and jaws...

•This improves both the function and the appearance of the teeth.
•When there is crowding (gigi bertindih) the orthodontist may need to extract some teeth.
•Wires, rubber bands and various other devices are used to move teeth into their correct alignment.
•Most orthodontic patients are children and adolescents.
•Increasingly, however, adults are having the function and appearance of their mouths improved by orthodontics

Bukan semue just utk esthetic ke cantik je.. tp juge utk memperbaiki struktur gigi utk kesihatan gigi yg optimum & keselesaan..


Snang ckp..gigi palsu.. sebetulnye.. sume doktor gigi blaja utk buat gg palsu.. just dlm makmal.. technician yg lebih arif dlm pembuatan gigi palsu yg cantik.. bidang prgigian ni bsar.. bkn doktor je main peranan.. nurse..juru teknik.. ramai lg yg main peranan penting..

Prosthodontists are dentists who specialise in the repair or replacement of worn, broken or missing teeth...

•Prosthodontists design and place crowns, bridges and dentures. These may be supported by implants, as well as by the remaining natural teeth.
•A dental technician (not a dentist or dental specialist) makes these crowns, bridges and dentures from impressions of the patient's mouth and teeth taken by the prosthodontist


Haa..ini pulak.. RCT (Root Canal Treatment)la plg glamer.. yg bese dikaitkan ngn kos treatment yg mahal,, hehe.. actually.. endodontics are specialists who treat the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth...

•They treat conditions caused by injury or disease.
•The most common treatment by an endodontist is a root canal treatment(RCT).
•This involves removing dead or diseased tissue from the root canal, filling it with a special material, and then sealing it to prevent infection.
•This procedure can save a tooth which would otherwise have to be extracted.
•Endodontists also perform operations such as amputating a root from a multi-rooted tooth, or removing the tip of a root (apicectomy).

Jadi..bukan smue gg yg nmpknye rosak..perlu dicabut.. bnyk lg alernative lain yg mampu kekalkan gg ditempatnye..,hilangkan rase skt.. dan CANTIK!


These are paediatric dentists that specialise in the treatment of children...

Bukan doktor perubatan je de paedriatic.. dentistry jugak ade..malah..lebih susah lg utk suruh kanak2 ni utk buke mulut dpn dentist yg kononnye akan gerudi gg org ni..hehe.. even adult pun takot.. apetah kanak2 kan.. tp sebenarnye... kanak2 sepatutnye dibawa jmpe doktor gg bermule sjak berumur 6 bln atau biasanye setahun.. which the 1st time tooth will erupt..

•Paedodontists treat children from the age of one to adolescence or early adulthood.
•They are trained to recognise early problems and to predict potential problems from early symptoms.
•They will watch for decay, crowding, teeth out of position, injury or disease.
•Knowledge of child psychology enables the paediatric dentist to treat nervous and anxious children sensitively


Periodontists are dentists who specialise in diagnosing and treating conditions of the gums, bone and other tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth... Masalah ngn gusi..

•These conditions may be caused by disease or injury.
•Periodontists treat gingivitis and periodontitis.
•They may graft gum tissue or bone where these have been destroyed.
•They may place implants in the jaw to support tooth replacements.
•The repairing or reconstructing of supporting tissues saves teeth that would otherwise loosen, fall out or be extracted.


Oral medicine is..

•concerned with diagnosis and non-surgical management of non-dental pathology affecting the oral and maxillofacial region, such as oral lichen planus, Behçet's disease and pemphigus vulgaris.
•involves the diagnosis and follow-up of pre-malignant lesions of the oral cavity, like leukoplakia or erythroplakia.
•managing the oral condition of medically compromised patients. For example, cancer patients who suffer from related oral mucositis, bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws or oral pathology related to radiation therapy.
•diagnosis and management of dry mouth conditions, such as Sjögren's syndrome, and non-dental chronic orofacial pain conditions, such as burning mouth syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

So..pape penyakit sistemik yg melibatkan penyakit oral.. ni la specialist yg perlu anda cari~~


Dental public health is involved in the assessment of dental health needs and improving the dental health of populations rather than individuals. Yang mcm program ke skolah..ajar gosok gg.. sume 2.. under mereke ni la.. menarik kan.. kerje2 kemasyarakatan..

One of the controversial subjects relating to dental public health is Fluoridation of drinking water.

Do u know?? Kelantan adalah antara negeri di semenanjung Malaysia yg xde water fluoridation..n this make.. Kelantan ade kadar caries yg plg tinggi di Malaysia..hmmm.. somebody should figure this out n solves this prob ASAP~


Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual...

•concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and restoration of defective or missing tissue.
•the work done by dentists, e.g., the creation of restorations, crowns, and bridges, and surgical procedures performed in and about the oral cavity.

Bidang ni.. lebih tertumpu pd pencegahan n membaik pulih gg yg berpotensi utk rosak.. tampal gigi secare mudahnye.. yg kebiasaannye.. amalgam (yg warne silver or hitam 2).. atau tooth coloured filing.. yg warne same mcm warne gigi terutamanye utk gigi depan.. tp slalunye.. general dentist pun buat bende ni,.even mane2 klinik swasta,..perkhidmatan ni yg plg popular,, jus utk certain condition.. a specialist is needed..

Jadi.. mesti dah dpt gambaran ape yg doktor gigi ni buat kan.. no wonder dentistry course take 5 years or more.. bkn nk blaja cabut gg tampal gg je.. so many other things beyond ur imagination..

Sbgai student from USM.. we have to learn medical aspect together with dental aspect within 5 years,, why? Sebab xde org dtg klinik bwk kepale atau mulut shj utk dirawat.. :p


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