Omg, Worst Pain Ever

I feel like such a sucker. I paid $550 today to...

I feel like such a sucker. I paid $550 today to have my teeth whitened. It was supposed to be four 15 min sessions and take home trays with whitening. After about 8 minutes into the first session the pain began. I thought maybe it was normal. The assistant was out of the room, so as my eyes watered and I made fists, I felt trapped. No one to turn it off. Finally it ended. Only one tooth hurt, so next session she left the bleach off that tooth and said it should be okay. A minute or so into it, the pain began again, in a different tooth. She went to get the dentist and they immediately stopped the light and sucked the bleach off of my teeth. By this time the pain had moved to my whole bottom row. They pulled the plastic off my gums and washed my teeth. Now I was in tears, unable to open my mouth. The assistant put something called relief on my teeth, but it did nothing. Next they put some sort of seal on my teeth. Holy crap it burned so badly. I was so scared to leave the office, afraid to drive home. They told me to take ibuprofen. It has not helped at all. The pain is now constant, and on both upper and lower teeth. Every tooth that was exposed to those chemicals and that light has been affected. Occasionally the pain shoots up into my sinus cavities. This is awful. So so awful. I can not eat, drink, speak, or sleep. I have five little kids at home and my husband is out of town. This is a horrible horrible nightmare. Please spare yourself. And what a waste of $550. Judging from the reactions of the dr and her assistant, I believe my reaction was abnormal. If I had known this was a possibility I would not have gone through with the process. Beware.

Called the dr

She said she has never heard of anyone in this sort of pain, especially after only one 15 min session. I had used the special prescription toothpaste for two months prior to the procedure, so she is puzzled as to the pain. She has called in a pain reliever, but since narcotics can not be called in, she had to order a different NSAID. She told me to rub the toothpaste directly on my teeth and leave it there. She said to come by the office in the morning and get a script for narcotic pain relief. She said judging from the level of pain, it will likely be several days before it stops. So far it is only worsening.

No script at pharmacy

So I went to the urgent care. They gave me a shot of Toradol, did nothing for the pain. A script for codeine/acetaminophen. Also has not touched the pain. I will be at the door to the dentist office when they open waiting for something for the pain. This is horrific. A nightmare.

The assistant that was doing the treatment was kind. It was clear that she had not seen this level of reaction before. The dr seemed similarly puzzled.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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