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Dentist drilled wrong tooth???

tanyachicken

tanyachicken

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Ok so this is another post by me to follow up please read the past posts because well I have been through too much to write over again but~~~~~
I will try to recap a bit:(
I went in to the denist to get my two front teeth for what I thought was a root canal!!!
Well I ended up with a different dentist then the one I seen first??
Anyway so he decided to do my front right tooth and the one beside it ( I need my four front teeth fixed) any ways so when he statred chipping away with his poker I felt it and reacted and so he added more freezing in the same place then he tried the drill and I was ok with that until he hit one spot in my tooth the same spot he picked at???
So I asked him for more freezing. he replied well I really have a lot of freezing in there so there is no reason you should be feeling it!!
He told me my burning feeling was basically physco samatic!! and I really did not feel anything!!!
So he gave up put temp fillings in my teeth and I went home very mad that I went thorugh all this and no work was done!!!
Tonight I was looking at the back of my front teeth and realized he drilled the other front tooth on the left hand side without freezing any part of that side?? Is this the burning I felt??? He drilled in betwwen my front teeth and I felt it in the other one????
Why would he have even touched the left one if he was not doing it??????????
And if he had to touch it or drill it he should have froze it toooo????
I am very confused and now I really dont want to go back to the dentist!!!
Someone help me please????:cry:
 
Go to a different dentist. You don't seem confident seeing this one, and until you find one that you feel that way with, there's no way you will have a positive experience.
 
Hi there
It is hard to know exactly what has happened here- but what is obvious is that there has been a 'communication breakdown' (to quote Led Zepplin!).
The dentist may have had reason to do whatever they did- but it seems that you have been left wondering about what happened. Obviously this is not good if you are already anxious.

You can either:

a) call the dental office and ask them to explain what treatment was done, and tell them about your concerns regarding any mix up over what tooth was actually being worked on

or

b) go to another dentist (preferably one recommended by a friend/family member) and get an opinion from them. Explain your concerns and anxieties to them, and take things from there.


Good luck with it all- let us know if you need any more help
Regards
Mike
 
I just dont undersatnd how this dentist thing works???
I really was scared I really was in tears and I really did sit in the chair!!
He made me feel bad about myself that I could not do this awake???
and really??? I was proud of myself for just getting in the chair and getting the needle!!!
But now I am scared that I will go through this again with another dentist???
How do I go and do this again when it did not work the first time???
:cry::hidesbehindsofa:
 
I am so sorry you had to go through this.

It's such a shame when people finally pluck up the courage to go and see a dentist, only to be subjected to what you have experienced.

Is there any way you could bring yourself to go and see another dentist? Maybe you could get a friend to recommend one? Or check out this page:


:grouphug:

Katx
 
I have tried to make an appt with some other dentists, just all of them want money up front and your benifits to pay u back, right now I dont have 2200.00$ in my bank lol
So I have had a real problem trying to find one!!
I dont want to go back to be honest but I have to my teeth are really bad!!!
I am just starting to think to just get them all pulled and get dentures because I am really sick of this dentist thing!!!:(:confused:
 
I have every sympathy for you tanyachicken, but firstly what I think you must do is have a word with your current dentist so he can reassure you that what he did was the right thing, why etc. If then, you aren't happy, then I should be looking for another dentist but give him a chance first.

I know it's a terrible worry, not only having to face the fear of going to the dentist in the first place, but also the worry over money but your teeth which play a great part of your general wellbeing are so important.

What I would say though is, never, never contemplate having dentures unless there really is no other alternative. I am a denture wearer now, of nearly a year and I am very happy but there really is nothing like one's own natural teeth.
 
I'm going to disagree here - I would NOT give him a second chance in the light of what's been happening. Life's too short! As Dr Mike said,

b) go to another dentist (preferably one recommended by a friend/family member) and get an opinion from them. Explain your concerns and anxieties to them, and take things from there.

As Kat75 mentioned, if you're in the US, the internet can be a valuable source of information if asking friends/acquaintances/colleagues/family members doesn't yield any leads. You can also ask for help in the "Find a Dentist" section of this forum, where other members can give you their opinions on which dentists look promising (and maybe someone can even recommend a dentist in your area).

Wishing you the best of luck with your search :grouphug:
 
Hi Tanya,

just wanted to see how you are and if you managed to sort something out?

Katx
 
No I have not done anything!!
I am in the middle of a move, and just have not had time to call around for a dentist!!!
But I really should stop and call one!!!
Even if I dont want to!!:whistle:
 
No I have not done anything!!
I am in the middle of a move, and just have not had time to call around for a dentist!!!
But I really should stop and call one!!!
Even if I dont want to!!:whistle:

Good luck with the move - Tanya you have had some awful luck in your choice of dentists..including the one you did the negative review on.....the choice of dentist is the most important factor and cheapest is not best usually......so as DrMike says do get a recommendation from someone before you go for a second opinion......just calling any old one is not the way to do it.
I agree with Letsconnect and Annie778 that you should not go back to the current one....anyone who tells you you are not feeling pain when you are - should be drummed out of the profession in my opinion or transported back to the Middle Ages where they belong...maybe???
Having said that, the few (and it is very few worldwide) dentists who advertise to say they offer painfree injections/comfortable treatment etc etc usually do. :grouphug:
 
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