Terrible experience with a new dentist. Report it or let it be?
June 12, 2014 12:48 AM Subscribe
I was referred to an oral surgeon by my local clinic that caters to low income folks like me. I have a major infection in a tooth that is crumbling and dying. I made an appt. with the oral surgeon and chose to have a local anesthetic for the exrtaction.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
( this is in the US btw)
I told the doc prior to the numbing that lidocaine doesn't really work on me and that other dentists have been really surprised at how many injections that I needed to get numb. I also told him that my my most recent experience at the low income clinic had been awesome because they used something similar to Lidocaine and it worked a charm.
Fast forward an hour and a half of sitting in the dental chair after 3 injections and he tries to pull my tooth out even though I told him that I wasn't numb. I yelled out in pain and he sent me to the reception area to wait for a nurse to give me instructions!!???
Well the nurse never came. I was in tears and in pain and went up to ask the receptionist what was going on and she told me to go back to the low income clinic. I replied that they don't do surgery there and could I just make a phone call to see if my parents could pay the additional expense of general aneshesia and she said no. That I needed to go back to the clinic and get another referral before they would see me again. I asked her if they would contact the clinic to send documentation of my visit and she said no and closed the glass partition.
I left in more pain than I had arrived with. I have alternating between sobbing and anger.
SORRY for the wall of text but I am at my wits end. Who do I report this to and is it worth it?