My first visit was for an extraction consultation. Long time in waiting room to see Dr. Bagheri who I selected because of his biography on the practice's website. In addition, the office was convenient to my home. The consult was quick and straightforward. I decided to schedule the surgery. When I arrived, my wait time was shorter. The nurse prepped me for anethesia and when Dr. Bagheri arrived, I asked him to explain what a dry socket is, he brushed me off saying I wouldn't remember since they were about to start the anesthesia. He said he would tell me afterwards. He and his staff seemed rushed. After the procedure, Dr. Bagheri did not explain what a dry socket is to me or my husband. The staff simply gave my husband a packet with gauze and post-op instructions. They did not schedule a post-op visit or do a follow up call. Well, guess what? I have a dry socket! I discovered that by reading the symptoms on the internet. I experienced unusual pain over the weekend and spoke to Dr. Bankston who was much more patient and communicative than Dr. Bagheri. Anyway, I scheduled a post-op today with Dr. Khan. He was also rushed and didn't really see my pain as a big deal. He referred to my age and gender as factors in my recovery! The medical assistant discovered that I was given the wrong post-op instructions and was not given a syringe to clean the extraction area! My written instructions told me to rinse the area after 24 hours whereas I should have waited 36 hrs.
Posted: 8/04/2008 • Last edited: 3/01/2009 • Link to this review