Where to fucking start?
"The plan was perfect. My appointment at 7am, Kevin's at 4pm.
We showed up at 6:45 so I could handle an paperwork, but the door would not open until 7am, as demonstrated by other people that had the same idea as us. let us begin the timeline.
7am to 9am
Paperwork, picking, meet the dentist, meet the hygienist, xrays. A sensor was out causing multiple Xrays to be made over and over and over. I had to say - twice - "You do know that you're depending on the rear right molar to support this sensor at this angle - and it's one that's missing?"
by 9am - there is paperwork, payment ("Here's what insurance should cover, here's what you cover" Why do I have a comma in my amount?
) working out a payment plan. I am sent to go eat because I won't be eating again that day.
9am to 10am
So Kevin and I dined at a roadside cafe, complete with a table where old folks showed up and left in a steady trickle and kept the conversation going. We heard local politics, remarks on kids these days, chocolate discussions, birthday plans, AR 15 break downs and even a few jokes.
10am to 10:45am
I got back, they numbed me and stuffed a hose under my nose to start the gas. They left me in that room alone for so long, I sent for my phone. This became a theme.
10:50am to 1:50am( When shit got real )
Oh and nearly 16 more xrays. Over and over - jamming the sensor edge into the socket of the broken tooth. That wasn't numbed.
4:08pm - Temp set and they let me leave. Turns out 6 Day Dental had one
dentist the entire day. She was leaving me to tend to other patients. I rushed Kevin out the door and into Roanoke traffic where we barely made it to his diagnostic appointment so we can check on his kidneys and liver. They had paperwork for his cholesterol. God Fucking Dammit
They stabbed him quickly and we left. 4 hurricanes later and a pain pill the size of a Geritol, I am able to function. The nerve was still unhappy and shot a path of persistent pain up the side of my head. It was like a crack on a block of ice.
So I am going to
1: Buy a waterpik so I can clean out the hole on the right side.
2: Find out how much is the cost for just the work on the left, how much is the crown I'm promised - pay only that and LEAVE THAT PLACE.
3: Find new dentist to handle the right side of the mouth.
4: Call the liver/kidney doc and ask what the ungoldy hell is going on now. See, last day we took off for appointments, they neglected to tell Kevin he needed to take labs and get the reports to them. They needed them handled the week prior and they called about it ... 28 hours before the appointment. To say they needed them a week ago.
I'm not unreasonable on this - this was an excellent clinic 5 years ago. However, I don't see any updates in that clinic. It's getting dingy, the equipment is old and failing and the apparent lack of staff are all marks against this.
Yes, being kept from 7am to 4pm HAS colored my point of view.
After all - that is now one day unpaid. I was hoping to get paid at least 3 hours.