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Old 01-09-2018, 11:22 AM   #1
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Polyclinic dental services

Those who attend dental service at Polyclinic, care to share your experience there? If you have bad experience, do state the location and reason.

I will post my experience as I have an appointment this coming month.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:24 PM   #2
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Tried to make an appointment before but the waiting time was too long. Are you going for checkup or any specific procedure?
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Tried to make an appointment before but the waiting time was too long. Are you going for checkup or any specific procedure?
In the past, the waiting time is like 3-4 months but my current appointment is like just over 1 month.

Yes, going for either filling or extraction, it been a long while since I last visit a dentist.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:05 PM   #4
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Do you know how much are the scaling and polishing charges?
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Do you know how much are the scaling and polishing charges?
Refer to this YT video whereby this guy done the same exact procedures and shown his bill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv8ttiVegEQ
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Do you know how much are the scaling and polishing charges?
For Singaporeans consultation, scaling, and polishing costs $16 plus each, at both national healthcare group, and singhealth polyclinics.

So adds up to roughly just under $50 for a visit.

If you do not care too much about aesthetics, I would recommend you to skip the polishing. This would bring the total cost to under $35.
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Is polishing advisable for those with sensitive teeth? Is it painful in the first place?
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Is polishing advisable for those with sensitive teeth? Is it painful in the first place?
Polishing itself is rather enjoyable in my opinion haha. The dentist would use a tool to gently buff your teeth.

If you are afraid of sensitivity after polishing and scaling, then perhaps you can ask the dentist to include a fluoride treatment at the end.

You will be ask to bite down on something like a mould, that has blueberry flavoured fluoride gel for roughly a minute. After which you will be asked to rinsed your mouth and the session will be over.

However this would increase the cost of your visit. Not too sure how much fluoride treatment will cost though.

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Polishing itself is rather enjoyable in my opinion haha. The dentist would use a tool to gently buff your teeth.

If you are afraid of sensitivity after polishing and scaling, then perhaps you can ask the dentist to include a fluoride treatment at the end.

You will be ask to bite down on something like a mould, that has blueberry flavoured fluoride gel for roughly a minute. After which you will be asked to rinsed your mouth and the session will be over.

However this would increase the cost of your visit. Not too sure how much fluoride treatment will cost though.
Thanks for sharing.

Might consider to include this procedure if time permit. I heard each patient is allocated certain time limit per visit so may have to wait till the next appointment to continue.
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Thanks for sharing.

Might consider to include this procedure if time permit. I heard each patient is allocated certain time limit per visit so may have to wait till the next appointment to continue.
Never knew about the time limit regulation before.

When you have arrived and are registering yourself at the counter, tell the staff the procedures you would like to get done for the visit. He/she will let the dentist know.

Upon entering the room, the dentist should confirm with you again, if the dentist do not, you can tell them what you would like done.
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Never knew about the time limit regulation before.

When you have arrived and are registering yourself at the counter, tell the staff the procedures you would like to get done for the visit. He/she will let the dentist know.

Upon entering the room, the dentist should confirm with you again, if the dentist do not, you can tell them what you would like done.
Not quite sure about the time limit but if there are no such restriction then it wouldn't be fair to the next patient in the queue.

Thanks for the info, will see how things work out on the day itself.
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Do polyclinics handle wisdom teeth extractions?
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Do polyclinics handle wisdom teeth extractions?
Yes, according to this blog log. But if it require wisdom tooth surgery then they will refer you to NDC.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:59 AM   #14
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Regarding the time limit thingy, it's true according to this blogger which require 5 appointments for re-doing her fillings.

Below are polychinic charges for various procedures. Credit goes to blogger tonks.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:17 AM   #15
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Thanks for sharing the costing table - very helpful
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