My parents told me they dropped most of their teeth when they were 20+ years old! It’s very common because they don’t take care of their teeth.
Not that they don’t want to, but because back in the 70s, they have to share 1 tooth brush in a family household with 10+ people! Hence my mum rather not brush..
How fortunate we are.
Why remove them?
- Gonna do braces and need the space as they are overcrowded now
- I have the upper molar WITHOUT the lower, so they are useless
- Hard to brush/floss them, so they’re always dirty
- To avoid possible gum infection or decay in the future
I had the dental surgery in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) for $130, for 2 teeth, classified as “Extraction Complexity I”.