A DENTAL CLINIC THAT IS THE ENVY OF MANY HOSPITALS IN MERU COUNTY
Ultra modern Dental X ray Machine Dental operation chair
The picturesque view that meets you as you stride into the clinic is breathtaking. It is almost like a hotel room – warm, friendly, comfortable; a genial welcome that can only be found in those much-celebrated tourist resorts. Inside, a genteel Dr Mutio – the dentist – is waiting eagerly to place his experienced, educated and erudite hands on the tools that will work on your teeth. You feel better already after entering. It’s like the tooth that has been giving you sleepless nights, obeys a certain innate command that can only exist in the dental room.
The clinic – unlike others in the region – offers both inpatient and outpatient services. The prevailing dental equipments, including a new X-ray machine (pictured above) enables complex surgeries to be undertaken. Routine root canal checks that include normal teeth extractions are done, as well as complicated procedures that entail surgical extraction. Also incisions and drainage – the removal of abscees (puss) from the gum is a procedure that is comfortably completed here.
Another new frontier that has been established in the dental field, and that Dr Mutio is keen to explain, is the management of jaw fractures. “In medical terms, we call this, maxillomadibular fixation. That is fixing fractured jaws with wires and plates to hold them together and heal. We do also manage swollen teeth, and ensure soft tissue injuries that come after accidents are handled by providing mobile teeth. ” Dr Mutio explains.
“ we do also offer scaling. That is the cleaning of tarter (white coating on teeth) that causes gum disease and displaces gum from teeth. Another important facet of our clinic, is the teeth whitening procedure. Stains from outside especially through smoking, beverages, and those from within, called florosis, can be bleached or masked, giving someone perfectly white teeth and enabling him to smile again. ”
Dr. Mutio and Sr. Jane at work
The erudite Dr Mutio continues to elucidate the myriad of services that the clinic offers: “we also do teeth replacements, by offering removable partial dentures – those that can be put on and removed when one goes to sleep, as well as complete dentures for those that are utterly toothless. For weak teeth, that cannot withstand a strong bite, we offer crowns that can be fixed to strengthen them.”
An impressive aspect of this clinic, is the availability of a dental surgeon who can manage all oral diseases including dental biopsy – tumours on the jaw- as well as do fillings for both adults and children