Because I have a fear of dentists I expressed my concerns to ClearChoice and I was told I would be sedated and put to sleep. But instead I woke up in the middle of the procedure and when I tried to get up because it hurts so much they held my arms down with no additional painkiller.
When the procedure was finished I immediately noticed that my top teeth were too far forward preventing my lips to comfortably close and now I dribble saliva out of the corners of my mouth during the day and all night long. I was told by ClearChoice this is standard procedure. They never said that I would have terrible breath from now on and I do. Had to go back in to ClearChoice because something was sticking out of the side of my gum. They told me I cannot eat solid food and the food they told me I can eat gets caught inside the implant.
I’m still having excessive pain and the new procedures are not even completed. If I would have been told half of this would happen I would not have ever gone to ClearChoice. My wife and I have now spent a lot of money and I wish I would not have had this procedure done. Because they held me down now I have nightmares most nights and cannot sleep. Every morning I wake up saliva has been going down my cheeks all night long onto my pillow and the sheets creating a terrible odor.
I went to the ClearChoice in Metairie, LA
– Benson T. from Lafayette Louisiana
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Thanks for sharing your experience. Since I have heard that ClearChoice has threatened patients who report adverse experiences at their clinics, I have used a pseudonym instead of your actual name.
It is not that rare that a patient can be more resistant to sedation. The sedation worked on you, but was apparently not quite deep enough and you woke up prematurely. What I would have done is give you more medication, though that would definitely disrupt the schedule. I’m assuming that you were getting oral sedation, since if you had had IV sedation, it would have been rather simple for them to give you additional medication and it would take effect immediately. Their resistance to doing that suggests to me that you had oral sedation, meaning it would have taken maybe half an hour for additional medication to take effect.
It is definitely difficult to do quality work on a patient who is uncomfortable. I imagine that you were moving your head while they were working on you. That may be their excuse. But this would have been solved had they taken the time to fully sedate you.
I hope this helps others.
– Dr. Hall
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