I had a miserable beyond horrific experience there the other day!
I had a tooth that was broke off and was starting to hurt really bad, but I don't have any dental insurance so I went thru the Christian Care Center for their help, which it was appreciated but here is the problem!
The dentist acted like I was nothing and he only gave me one shot then sent me back to the Christian Care Center and about 35-40 minutes later I was back in his chair and he was going to start to pull my tooth. I ask him about getting anything else to numb it because it wasn't numb at all, and he said no that it will be ok big guy!
So as he proceeded with my tooth... It was awful and excruciating pain as his nurse held my head and he held me down with his for-arm and proceeded to twist and crank on my tooth. I was hurting so bad I had my hands clinched together and holding my breath, he said "let your hand loose and start breathing again" then he proceeded to use the air saw to cut gaps in my tooth to get the clamps on it...all this time I was feeling all the pain...it was like torture! I asked him several times to please numb it...and should I still be feeling this?
Then he pulled it down one way and took a metal punch and like hammer hit it a few times and then he broke it loose and re-clamped then pulled it the other way.... I had such a pain go through my head like my jaw was braking in around my eye socket...he finally did get it out...and I was glad it was out, but I am in more pain now that I was with just the tooth ache!
The dentist didnít even clean me up they threw my tooth in a cup and left me in the chair, a few minutes later another nurse came in and cleaned me up and gave me gauze.
I was told that I couldn't get any medicine not even Antibiotics because it is infected that Motrin should take care of you. Because I was through the Christian Care Center they couldn't give me any medication!
I am in agony and pain far worse than the tooth ache was, with a swollen jaw that feels broke and infection that is making me sick.
I am left worse that when I went there, the help that the Christian Care Center provided is really appreciated but the manner that the dentist has dealt with this is highly inappropriate and makes me extremely angry just because I didn't have a few hundred dollars to throw at him...
This is the worst experience I have ever had and am truly in pain, when asking for at least Antibiotics it was left on deaf ears...
I am sharing this experience to for warn anyone who may go there in the future!
I am as well following up with other channels of reporting this behavior.
It is the worst feeling in the world to be sitting there in the chair feeling everything just because he didn't want to fool with me... and I didn't have any money!
I have been told that for a tooth to be pulled they usually give at least 2 shot and can administer up to 6 if it is not numb enough!
And all I got is 1 shot and he start working on me 35-40 minutes later and it wasn't numb at all!
No ONE...NO ONE... should have to go through this and if he is not capable of having more compasion and empathy for his patients he doesn't need to be there!!!