Support for decision about Prosthodontist needed
Have had long history of poor dental care. Finally sent to Prosthodontist who did 4 hours of sedated surgery (pulled 4 teeth and prepped 10 teeth for crowns)on Wednesday, May 24. Had to pay 1/2 cost of treatment plan upfront which was $18,000.00, and I am not a wealthy woman, also 63 years of age. Three days after surgery I was in horrible pain, three of the temporary crowns fell off while removing the new partial and one temporary broke in half. I met him at his office on Saturday (another woman was there waiting for emergency care as well). When I said I thought I may have an infection because it hurt so much, he was rude and insulting. He said he'd never had anyone have a problem with an infection in 30 years and all it was was a denture sore.He was also insulting about having to re-glue the temporary crowns insinuating that it was my fault they had fallen out, even though I had been on liquid and soft foods since the surgery. He continued to be insulting and I had to practically beg him to give me pain medication before I left. (He had sent me home after surgery without any antibiotic or pain medication). Finally, grudginly(sp?) he wrote a prescription for pain medication, but no antibiotic. I was so furious when I left (in tears from his insults and abuse) I went home and put a stop payment on the check I had given him. He never even took an x-ray of the painful extraction area. The next morning another temporary crown fell off. I need some feedback, if possible. My plan is to hire an attorney to figure out exactly what I owe for the things he did in surgery. I know I have to pay him, at least for that, and first thing tomorrow morning I am going to an oral surgeon to have an x-ray taken of the extracted tooth area that continues to hurt (the pain is running up to my nose). Any comments and or advice much appreciated.