I have the biggest fear of going to the dental clinic since I was young. Not to mention that there was a time a dentist back at my hometown who drilled and filled the wrong tooth of mine! I guess he must be blind. Instead of filling the broken tooth, he drilled another tooth which was in perfect condition. What a crazy man.
The last time I filled my tooth was about 2 years back at Joon Dental Clinic which is located at Subang Jaya. The filling is still good and lasting. I did filling and scaling back then although I didn't request for scaling. Scaling was really painful just to let you know if you haven't done it before. The fees came to RM130 in total. Although it was not a bad experience considering that the filling was not painful and it was done really quick but I wish to look for a better clinic if I can.
Couple of months back one of the old filling from another tooth came out and few weeks back part of the tooth chipped. No matter how scared I am I know I must get my tooth fix before it's too late. Surprisingly all the good dental clinics that I found online were all fully booked until new year.
I was trying my luck by walking in to one of the clinic at my neighbourhood. The clinic is Ooi & Khor Dental Surgery at Kota Kemuning Shah Alam. I've read a few good reviews about this clinic and since it is just nearby why not give it a try.
The clinic is located at first floor, somewhere on top of Maybank. I knew the clinic was fully booked but what I didn't know is that there were four dentists on duty and one of them is for walk-in patients. How great is that. Just beside the reception, there is a list of dentists who are attached to the clinic. I think there are about 10 of them? No wonder the clinic opened until 10pm, even on public holidays.
I waited for an hour before my turn. It's a long wait but I wasn't complaining because they were so many other patients waiting. After lunch hour, more patients ushering in to the clinic. There is a big and comfortable waiting area with plenty of sofas and a tv so no worries. You can even take a nap if you want to.
The doctor who treated me is Dr. Chee, a very young looking dentist. First he checked on my tooth, then he explained to me what he is going to do to fix it. Since only a part of the filling came off and part of it still on the tooth, he will remove all the filling, clean the tooth and fill it. When I heard the word 'remove the old filling' my legs already starts to shake. I think he can sense my fear so he quickly explained that it's not painful but maybe I will feel slightly uncomfortable. So he will inject some anesthetic first so that I won't feel anything :P
After that he on some soft music and the nurse put a towel covering my lower body. Awww.... how nice is that. When he was about to inject me, he kept saying "Sorry ah, sorry ah.." I was like "Huh? Why is he apologizing to me?" lol. I think he scared that it might hurt a little but actually I didn't feel anything at all!! I was expecting a little bit of pain since he will inject to the gums but surprisingly not.
After the anesthetic starts to take effect, he started to remove the filling and after that I only heard the machine and utensils sounds, not sure what is going on. About 15-20 mins later he said he already filled the tooth. I thought it was finish but it's not! Follow up was many many times of chewing and adjusting the surface and shape of the filling so that I don't feel uncomfortable and awkward chewing with the tooth next time. He was so patient all the time. Once everything was done, I check my tooth in the mirror and cannot help to use my tongue to touch it. It felt nothing like a filling!! The side of the filling looks and feel almost like a my original tooth!! Dr. Chee said that I might feel not used to it for a few days but it will be okay. If I still feel uncomfortable with the filling, maybe it's too thick or something.. can always go back and see him. He will adjust it for me. Seriously, I've never seen such an excellent dentist like him before. The bill came to RM70 plus a free toothpaste for my sensitive teeth.
I highly recommend this clinic to everyone. Especially for working people because this clinic opens until 10pm everyday (except Sunday) and public holidays. Please call for appointment and check their working hours again ya.
Ooi & Khor Dental Surgery
7A, 1st Floor,
Jalan Anggerik Vanilla N31/N,
40460 Shah Alam.
Tel & Fax: 03-5122 4331