A Chat with Dental Surgeon, Dr Ogunye, and 5 (+1) Oral Health Questions Answered

Oral health is one aspect of health that I consider under-represented in the media and at the community level.

The overall health-seeking behaviour of Nigerians is poor, and even more so for oral health.

One time I mentioned to my sister that I was supposed to go to the dental clinic for a checkup, she scoffed, ‘Dental clinic? Who books an appointment with a dentist?

Doesn’t the pain go away after a while?‘ She added when I explained I was having a toothache and suspected I had a plague around the tooth.

Her response mirrors that of most persons which is a wrong one.

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