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Don't Do It - Las Vegas, NV

Yup, 43,000. pain beyond belief, although they say...

Yup, 43,000. pain beyond belief, although they say no pain at all... non stop ringing in my ears, sinus infections, ill fitting buck teeth. I could go on and on, but why bother? If you hope to fix the damage to your mouth overnight, it will cost you... I wish I would have never gone there. Support staff is great, the surgeon was great, beyond that you are in trouble.

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1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Well keep us posted on how things go for you. I hope this ends much better for you than it has begun, and I hope that the pain is remedied quickly so that you are able to feel like yourself again soon. 

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From what you have written it doesn't sound like you are being cared for very well. I know when you have already paid someone you want them to complete the work and make it right, but it sounds like that may not be as high a priority for him which makes me upset for you. I can only imagine how you feel.

If you don't feel this dentist is caring for you properly please, please consider going to another dentist, at least for a second opinion. If nothing else, then you would know if what your current dentist is saying is legit or if he is just trying to wiggle out of a bad spot he got himself into. Unfortunately there are dentists who practice techniques they are not fully trained/skilled at. It would be better to jump ship from an unqualified dentist than to continue with him and risk an even worse outcome, especially when there are so many great, caring dentists that would highly prioritize making  sure you were comfortable - which is what you deserve.

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Megan - I have gone to 2 other prosthodontists who agree that these teeth simply do not fit in my mouth - I did not allow them to do any work on my teeth in order to keep it as is for future purposes - which is legal recourse sadly. I already gave this "group" a lot of money, and while I am not without funds, I am not paying twice for the same work - dentures actually cost about 3,000. so I find it hard to believe these are any more expensive... One more thing - I was in an exam room/area and heard this very same "doctor" speaking to a male patient. First he told him that he wasn't doing a great job of keeping his appliances clean/flossed, etc.. must do a better job and then he went on to say "now are they comfortable for you?" This is my primary concern that you be as comfortable as possible"... ah, what? Hard to prove that one by me. If I haven't already said this - the support staff at that facility is wonderful, very skilled, knowledgable and seem to care for the patients. I may have to go forward with treatment elsewhere and seek a legal remedy after careful documentation and record review. Thank you for your input and suggestion.
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Actually when I returned for one of my many appointments (at their request) I said I couldn't wear these teeth, I can't close my mouth, can't speak properly and they are very uncomfortable. He agreed to make them again, however he made it clear nothing more would be done as he said "Don't think I'm doing this again" .. and I am not kidding this is what he said to me... I told him it wasn't my fault they didn't fit in my mouth.... seems like he didn't listen when they were fitted. About the sinus and the ringing, need to have their form of xray done to make sure one or more implants are not hitting a nerve.. The doctor says if I can count to ten wearing these appliances, they must fit correctly and be comfortable - how can that possibly be the standard? I could do that without the appliances and I had no discomfort... he was insulted that I could question him and his abilities - to be blunt - I paid him, not the other way around... I hate the thought of going back but I have to since I have not had my final set made or placed... I dread it.
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If you are in your temporary teeth (the ones you got the day of surgery), don't worry, it will only be a couple of months before you get the snug fitting, great looking final set of teeth. The temporaries act as a band-aid while your gums shrink. Otherwise you would have gaps in between the teeth and gums and it would affect your pronunciation of "S" sounds. From the temporaries you and your dentist should be able to use them as a reference to determine things you like and dislike like tooth size, positioning, shape and shade. Keep us posted as we hope your final set should be made to your liking and fit.
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Wow, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. Do you know or did the dentist say why you had this kind of outcome?

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