wow... this site provides pre-written reviews... Oo... straight up meat and potatoes.. I was in and out in 10 minutes, pulled upper molar in the back that other 'premium' dentists have spent the last 2 decades 'fixing'.. I'm just back from them now and am in no pain at all, I have been dealing with the pain from that tooth for so long that its odd not having it anymore... and for 50 bucks! This is my dentist from now on.
It's a $50 per extraction clinic for people without insurance. Keep that in mind, if you can afford to go somewhere better then you definitely want to. The office is dirty, and the tools are questionable. He has terrible breath, be ready for that as he hovers inches above your face. Also, the drill he uses doesn't circulate the air, so you smell burning tooth through the appointment, and also will smell it on your clothes even after you leave. The old man (dentist) was nice enough, didn't numb me enough though, and didn't listen to me when I told him I was in extreme pain. He uses very old-school tools and is pretty rough (he digs the teeth out of your head), but as long as your teeth come out fairly easy you'll be fine. My first one came out pretty easy and wasn't bad.. (BTW, they refuse to let you rinse and spit during an extraction, you only get rinse and suction if you really start bleeding) But the second tooth didn't want to come back and he called in a woman to help. Judging by similarities in their faces, I'm going to say she's his daughter.. Either way, if he calls her in on your appointment be ready for a world of hurt. She operates the suction for him and rinses, and is terrible at it. She crammed the end of the suction tube (which has a cut-off section of straw in it for 'hygiene') into the corner of my gum/jaw line and cut my mouth all over that side. She refused to move it even when I expressed how much it hurt, when I complained she just crammed it in their further.. I ended up swallowing so much blood both from her failed suction and her slicing up the side of my mouth that I ended up throwing up clotted blood all night after my appointment. Finally, he didn't use dissolving stitches, so I ended up taking them out myself this morning because I had no desire to go back.
So, the long and short of it.. If you've only got $50 and need a tooth out, he'll get the tooth out. But if you can afford to go ANYWHERE else, do it! Finally, if he brings his daughter(?) in on your appointment, get ready to have your mouth brutalized without mercy, I doubt she's trained in how to do anything..
They were horrible to me when I called to get a price estimate for no insurance. $20 for initial exam, not bad, but the receptionist refused to give an estimate for an x-ray or cleaning, then hung up on me.
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