I visited this dentist for a cleaning and let him know of gum pain that I was having. He said it was nothing, he didn't see anything. Approximately 3 weeks later my tooth cracked where I had been having the pain. I saw the dentist again 2 days after it cracked and he said that I had 2 choices since the tooth was cracked all the way down into my gum. He could refer me to a specialist so they could try to save the tooth, or he could pull it and do an implant. I asked him for his professional opinion. He recommended pulling the tooth. He also informed me that the there was infection. I agreed to have the tooth pulled. He numbed me up and pulled the tooth. It was very difficult to remove, but he eventually got it out. It was very uncomfortable and he and the hygienist joked about how hard it was to get out. Afterwards I asked if I needed any antibiotics since there was infection and he said no, the infection would be gone with the tooth. After the numbing medication wore off later that evening I was in excruciating pain. He had prescribed 800mg of Motrin and Vicodin for me. I was in serious pain for the next 4 days until I couldn't stand it anymore and went to a walk-in medical center because I felt like it was not normal pain after a tooth extraction. They put me on antibiotics and recommended I go back to the dentist, which I did on the 5th day. He said it was normal pain, there was no dry socket, which I was concerned about and that I didn't need the antibiotic but I could take it if I wanted to. The pain continued for weeks. I called the office and asked them to refer me to an oral surgeon so that I could find out what was going on. After several phone calls, I eventually got a referral. I also asked for another round of antibiotics because I wasn't getting any better and I was afraid the infection was getting worse. It took 2 days to get the Rx and they didn't even ask to see me or what was going on. One month after the extraction I was still having considerable pain in my jaw, ear and the socket. The pain radiated into my forehead and scalp and down into my neck. I went to the ER and they said that I had infection in my jaw and referred me to a Maxillofacial clinic in Wilmington. I went there the next day and they opened the site back up and scraped down to the bone removing the root tips that had been left behind by the dentist at DE/MD Dental. After 4 visits to the clinic at Wilmington hospital, I was referred to a surgeon. I was informed that the pain that I continue to experience months later is due to the nerve damage that the dentist at DE/MD Dental caused when he numbed me to remove my tooth. It could take a year or more for the nerve damage to heal. DO NOT TRUST THIS DENTIST TO DO ANY EXTRACTIONS!!! Trust me, this pain has been horrible!
I have no clue where these negative reports are coming from. I love the staff and the dentists. They are very supportive and caring. I got a reminder call 2 days before my appointment. I just had a crown done tonight and I must say, considering what I had to get done, it was a pleasant experience. Both the dentist and his assistant were very knowledgeable and they kept everything light. I actually was laughing while they were working on me. I plan to go to this dental office for years to come.
No idea where all of these positive reviews are coming from, because I would give them negative stars if I could. First of all, the office appears dirty and dingy to me. While I was sitting in the dental chair the arm rest popped off. I was expecting to see a rat or roach scurry across the room because that's exactly what the atmosphere was like. The teeth cleaning job was terrible. I could have done a better job if I had just brushed my teeth with my finger or had gotten a 5-year-old to clean them. The dentist then informed me that I had over a dozen cavities, most "between my teeth" and that all of my old fillings would need to be "re-filled" because they had "gone bad". I was very skeptical, and made it clear to the staff that I was skeptical. It's not like I'm some homeless person with rotting teeth...I get a cleaning every 6 months and have never been diagnosed with more than one cavity at one time, and had never ever heard of fillings "going bad" after only 5 years. Anyways, after leaving I decided to go to an out-of-network dentist for a second opinion and surprise surprise, he only found two cavities that were worthy of fillings and said he had no idea what I was talking about when I told him I had "bad" fillings.
So, please, even if after reading this you still decide to go to this dental office, ask questions. They're going to get angry with you for questioning their practice, but they need to learn that patients are smart enough to sniff out their BS. Since visiting this dentist I have been to at least two different practices and none of them have come close to trying to rip me off like this guy. I would like to disclose that it has been 2 years since I visited this office, and am writing about it now because 1) this terrible dental experience has stuck with me, and 2) I have gone to two dentists since visiting this practice and they did a far better cleaning job and didn't want me to pay them to fill my imaginary cavities.
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