Smiling Patient on DR.Oogle
6 years ago
07/22/2014, 06:49 AM
Dr. Archie could hardly be bothered with me.
I used to smoke cigarettes for a lot of years and had been a non-smoker for about 6 years when I came in to the office for a routine check up and cleaning. As a new patient they took x-rays of my teeth and told me I needed 4 fillings. Naturally, not being a trained professional myself, I trusted them. After an unpleasant experience with the hygienist for the first two fillings, I made a second appointment, requesting someone else. When I came for my 2nd appt. I had the same hygienist. I told her I didn't want her working on me and she said she'd go find someone else to do it. After waiting a half hour in the chair, I went to the front and told them I'd not be back. They didn't even seem bothered by that.
Later, after finding another dentist and getting new x-rays, I was informed that I didn't need another 2 fillings and that the two teeth they ground away at and put fillings in were simply still stained from the nicotine and could be bleached away. My new dentist assured me there was no way of mistaking that diagnosis from x-rays.
It sickens me to know they weakened two of my teeth for no reason.