My dentist’s assistants are a bunch of fucking hacks.

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Last night I noticed my temporary crown coming loose. So, like a good little patient, I called in to have it re-cemented. They made room for me first thing this morning and had me in the chair with 5 minutes of arriving at the office. That’s when it all went wrong.

First, they said they had to make a new temp crown because the one I had wasn’t going to hold. So they go searching for the original impression, but can’t find it. Fine. I ask why they can’t simply re-cement it and get me on my way, and they feed me a line about the crown that I only barely understood to be: it won’t stay. Fine.

So they proceed to begin taking another impression to make a new temp crown. The assistant puts my old crown back and follows it with the impression goo. When she removes it after it has “set”, the assistant asks me where my crown is. I look at her with indignation and say, “well it must be stuck in the impression”. She says it isn’t and asks me if I swallowed it. Okay, I can understand that, even if it was a bit accusatory in tone. I look at her and indicate that no, I didn’t swallow it, and that if I had she would have known by the fact that I would have been on the floor choking with goo dripping from my mouth. She looks around a bit more and proceeds to ask me 10 more times if I swallowed it, going as far as checking in my mouth another 4 times between her and another assistant to see if it was there.

This is about the time I became a bit more belligerent and indignant. I was incensed that they would continue to accuse me of swallowing my own crown, and subsequently be stupid enough to not realize it or lie about it. Asshats, the lot of them.

Now I am just PISSED. I wasted a good 2 and a half hours on their mistake and have a new half-assed temp crown that seems to have a bit of a sharp edge on the inside. Luckily I get my permanent crown on June 7th. That will be the last time I go back to this dentist. Which is a shame because I like the dentist, but her assistants have a piss-poor bedside manner and are quite a bit more rough with their work.

14 Responses to “My dentist’s assistants are a bunch of fucking hacks.”

  1. well…..

    where was the crown?

  2. They never found it. Most likely because they never dug into the first impression made today, where I suspect it was encased.

  3. Dare I say it?

    “That bites!”

  4. Could you have swallowed it?

  5. You’re not saying that just to piss him off, are you?

    I seriously doubt he swallowed it. He can’t take pills without choking himself. Swallowing is not his forte (sorry, G ;))

  6. Not a chance. For the reasons Jean listed, plus the fact that thecrown is the same size as my back molar.

    Had I swallowed it, I _LITERALLY_ would have been on the floor, face down, with impression goo oozing from my mouth, all the while turning purple and possibly even moving into fits of vomiting.

    No, I couldn’t have swallowed it.

  7. 😛
    thbbbbbb

  8. I was absolutely saying that just to piss him off, but I’m totally with him on the not swallowing thing.

  9. Well check inside your mouth – maybe it’s still there.

  10. Un-fucking-believable!!! Be sure to tell your actual dentist the reason why he no longer has you as a patient; that kind of shitty attitude needs to be recognized come review time 😉

  11. Oh, they’ll know…. but not until AFTER my final crown is put on… don’t need any sort of retribution ya know.

  12. Damn, I’ve always hated going to the dentist. And like you, not because the dentist sucked, but usually because of the assistants or the office personnel or both.

    Hope that new crown stays put and that you can find another dentist that you like as much as you seem to like this one.

    And yeah, I was going to say “that bites,” but joeguppy got there before me. So the best I can say in response to your story is…

    “Holy Spit.”

    (Well, if you didn’t swallow it….)

  13. fuck those dental biatches

  14. but dude … you always SWALLOW!!!


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