Sometimes up to 7,000 people attend volunteer events. Because of limited availability of volunteer dentists, only a small group of patients can be treated and the rest need to wait for the next event in the area. These six patients have been very fortunate to meet Dr. Nguyen for their treatments.
Volunteer Case 5
This man had this condition since eight years.
Dr. Nguyen gave him a new smile in 1 day.
Volunteer Case 6
This 16 year old patient has severe gingivitis. Her cavities are reaching deep into her bleeding gum. A bleeding gum is the devil in dentistry; it makes it very difficult to rebuild the patient’s correct and natural smile.
Treatment & Result:
It was a struggle to stop the gum bleeding through anaesthetic injection and topical means. Her upper jaw is so narrow, the front teeth twisted inward and she had a large space after all cavities were removed. Her upper left lateral had a huge big gap. The tooth was very tiny, Dr. Nguyen had to craft a shadow to make that tooth look natural.
On a young patient you have to restore each tooth separately since the jaw is still growing until the age of 25. Binding these teeth together would make them intrude and they will look shorter than other teeth by the time the patient is fully grown. A dentist needs to think in life long terms for the patient and choose the treatment that lasts ‘forever’.
In just a little over 3 hours Dr. Nguyen restored the smile of this young patient.
Volunteer Case 7
Patient before treatment
This is 4 hours later