I Fired my Dentist!
After having severe tooth pain for 4 days, I arrived at his office on a Monday Morning at 0730 (His office is closed on Fridays). He took one look and said you need a root canal.
Great, do it! He referred me to another dentist who could only "take a look" at 5pm that day. The root canal would have to be done later in the week.
At this point I was in agony! I couldn't eat or go to work with the pain so I asked for some pain medication. He gave me a RX for Lortab which I am highly allergic to (its on my chart). I reminded him of this, and he said, "that's all I can give you".
I said, so let me get this straight, just to be clear of the plan, I will have to wait in my car (outside the new dentist office) for 9 hrs either in severe pain or take the Lortab and throw up and itch my eyeballs out, and then NOT get the root canal until later on in the week? He says, well you can go home... take the Lortab, then drive back.. (we are talking about a 1.5 hr drive each way)... So I'm to DRIVE with the Lortab on board, throwing up and itching all over? and in pain? just to get an estimate?
I started crying, went to the bathroom at his office, and it took about 30 minutes to compose myself. I went up to the front desk and told his secretary that I will NEVER be back and I did not appreciate the way I was treated.
I got in my car, called my son who had just had a root canal in another town, got the number called, and was getting my root canal done at 12NOON that day!!