Monday, February 20, 2012

Teeth Surgery Gone Wrong

The one thing that I am forever excited for is the fact that after nine years, my braces are finally gone. I know it's been a year since they were removed, but I'm still excited. The thing I had to go through with those braces will be remembered forever. This story I believe truly stands out.

One day when I was at the orthodontist, the dentist found a tooth deep inside of my gums. There was no way it was going to grow because I had more than enough teeth in my mouth. So they made the decision that I had to get them removed. The only way that they could be removed was through teeth surgery. They had to go deep inside my gums and remove that tooth. A regular dentist wouldn't be able to do it. 

I was already feeling nervous at that point. I have never been in surgery before and here I was going under the knife. I didn't freak out that much, but I sure was scared going to the office.

Two weeks later, we finally made it to the place where my teeth surgery was going to be performed. I sat there in the cold waiting room with my legs shaking uncontrollably. Everyone looking at me could tell I was a rookie from the way I was shaking. The dentist called us fifteen minutes later and surgery began.

The dentist was clever to use anesthesia before surgery began. If they weren't going to use it, I would be jumping across the room in pain, kicking everyone across the room. The entire room would look like a scene from a traditional screwball comedy film. 

An hour later, the surgery was finally done. I woke up feeling completely drowsy. I couldn't even walk. They had to bring me downstairs in a wheelchair and carry me to the taxi cab. I was asleep for seven hours straight. It helped me pick up on some sleep since I was only sleeping six hours a day during school hours.
 
Fast forward two months later. I am going to the orthodontist for another check up. Once they examined my teeth, that's when they realized that they made a mistake. It turns out that there was another tooth found inside of my gums. Due to the mistake, I had to go to teeth surgery all over again, which cost more money, and more anesthesia.


14 comments:

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

I'd argue that one out, why pay twice for their mistake?

Emilio.M said...

I've heard stories about these type of dentist, this is why you should always check if the dentist is accredited.
goose creek dentist

Helen said...

I am upset to hear your story. Are you sure you have consulted a licensed dentist? You have enough grounds to file a medical malpractice against the clinic.
emergency dentist

dentists goose creek said...

I have to agree, the common problem is that the pull out the wrong tooth.

Janeth @ RealLifeBlogs said...

According to my Plano sedation dentistry clinic, you could have gone to the authorities. This is a serious mistake that should be penalized.

Caroline said...

Even our dentists in Lubbock agree that you should have sought help from the authorities. This type of medical malpractice should never go unnoticed.

north hollywood dentist said...

Things like this shouldn't happen especially when it comes to these things that are irreplaceable like your teeth.

dentist in jackson tn said...

I hope that the dentist learned a lesson of from this experience, thank you and I hope your doing fine.

Caroline Knight said...

That's one of my biggest fear in going to the dentist. If I was the victim in this article, I would definitely sue them for damages. I'm glad that my clifton dentist is very talented so I don't have to worry.

ron receveur reviews said...

If I were in your place, I'd be really mad that they didn't spot the other tooth. The worst part is, you'd have to pay additional for their screw up.

concord nc dentist said...

I honestly don’t understand why they let you pay double its price when it was clearly their mistake. Its so unfair for your side, you should’ve sued them for what they have done to you and that surgery was pretty well scary good thing nothing else happened with you.

Patrick Odea said...

When I had my braces removed by my dentist huntersville a couple of years ago, those were exactly the same feeling I felt. I quite missed it to be honest, but no force on heaven or earth can make me repeat that same "ordeal"! At least there's the invisalign now, for the worst case scenario.

kierran campbell said...

We also had this teeth whitening charlotte nc and we're very scared how it will turn out. I never wanted to be a victim of wrong dental surgery.

goldclark said...

It's nice blog All the information I came across valuable. We have bookmarked it and will come by once more eventually. Thanks a lot.
emergency dentist oakville