Try to find another dentist. Be sure to read other reviews. Do some research. This dentist works the system through medicaid. I asked about caps and partials and he told me my medical would not cover them. The only other option for me was to deal with the 7 teeth I had, or have them pulled. He even asked medicaid to approve removing my bottom teeth. I have fillings, but do have all my bottom teeth. nothing else is wrong with them. He also has you sign a paper about talking to you about other options before he will help. I had all 7 teeth pulled only to find out medicaid would pay for a partial! Also, the whole process is taking almost 10 months. If you need dentures you will have to wait a total of more than 6 months. I had to have my parents help get teeth so I didn't have to wait. I can't find work because no one wants a person without teeth to work in an office with the public. GET A SECOND OPPINION; EVEN BETTER FIND ANOTHER DENTIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The staff were doing the best they could, but the dentist was a NIGHTMARE. He pulled three wisdom teeth on my new customer exam appointment without giving me time to plan a ride home. He waited unti l the numbing he'd applied was starting to wear off, then gave me a very brief cursory teeth cleaning while chatting with some friend of his who was trying to sell him a car. It was very painful and rough and my teeth still need to be cleaned afterwards but my insurance does not cover more than one a year. THEN he pulled the wisdom teeth (while yelling at his staff the whole while) dislocated my jaw on accident, left shards of tooth in my gums, and used a lever and no other tool so it was again very painful. My mouth was not rinsed during the procedure enough and gunk and dust was all over my tongue and throat and I was gagging on it and he ignored my distress. He also interrogated me on my teeth cleaning habits while my mouth was full of equipment and accused me of lying to him (but I could hardly say my own name let alone respond to him! How could I possibly lie to him?) They gave me after care information for a basic tooth pulling, which did not nearly prepare me for the two weeks of recovery that ensued. I had to relocate my own jaw. By the time I left the office for this first visit, the numbing had completely worn off and my eyes were streaming with the pain of it, and then I had to ride two buses home. I would NEVER GO again, but it appears he's the only dentist in kitsap county that takes medicaid. If being on medicaid makes me somehow deserving of this treatment, then I am surely a second class citizen.
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