Sunday, March 31, 2013

Root Canal Treatment in Salmiya Clinic ( Government )

This is my personal experience and many might have still better experience or bad.

Last Friday, while visiting Friday market, I suddenly felt spasm of pain in my jaw and I thought my wisdom tooth had given up.

On Sunday morning around 9:30am I went to Salmiya clinic on 1st floor couldn't find anyone at reception around 25 patients  were sitting in lounge. Enquired with x-ray technician and asked me to go and get a token from Room No.2, and she gave me a token after handing over her KD 1 stamp.

My turn came at 12pm ( it was tough to sit patiently) and luckily my doctor was an arab lady, who could speak english. She did a visual check and couldn't find any thing wrong and she referred me to get an X-ray done. After checking x-ray, she said it needs root canal treatment and for this you will have to come multiple times, I agreed as i didn't have any choice.

On the same day after giving injection she started the treatment of cleaning the pulp, she prescribed Anti-biotics and pain killer and  asked me to come again anytime with the x-ray for further procedure for scaling of teeths ( cleaning of gums ) and to fill up a small cavity.

For two day I couldn't make it luckily on Wednesday afternoon i went to clinic again around 2:45pm and I asked for same Doctor and luckily found her. My turn came at 5pm.

After finishing the procedure she asked me to come tomorrow morning for Root canal therapy. Every thursday morning Endodontist visits the clinics and previews the xrays and gives another date. I just tried to reach before 7am and found around 50 people outside the gate and almost all of the came for root canal treatment.

My turn came around 9am and within 2 mins they gave me another appointment. If you are getting good salary in Kuwait then I would definetly recommend  to get this treatment in private dental clinic like ( Bayan, Dentalspa, etc)

Will update at later date.

One thing I can say the Doctors are really trying to do a good job, just that the administrative staff needs better training in their job and little politeness in their nature.

Updated on 06 August 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bye Bye Credit Cards and say Welcome to Prepaid Cards

In Kuwait Credit card charges are quite high and a yearly subscription cost is around KD 30/- for MasterCard and about KD 35/- for Visa and pay hefty interest rate.

The solution is prepaid credit cards and it cost yearly only KD 5/-. Whenever you plan to use it, just login, add the amount in your card from your account and I find it more safer and more cheaper.

Why safer, in wake of so many credit card scams, we will not be duped.

Update: Current local banks Internet prepaid Visa card annual fees is Ten KD.

Thursday, March 7, 2013