Once I was taken back into their service cubicle and positioned on their dental chair, I had to wait a good 30 minutes before a hygienist came in to start the work. Even though I told them I just had knee surgery 2 weeks ago, it was very uncomfortable to be sitting still with my legs stretched out for such a long time!
The doctor made no effort to compare xrays taken at this visit versus those from several years ago in order to monitor the progress of my peridontal disease. Instead the doc was quick to point out that I need this, that and the other (types of) dental procedures!! Thats' a bit too aggressive of a sales pitch in my opinion!!
I had previously given to this dental office a comprehensive history of all my dental work (in the form of an excel sheet) and was hoping they'd bring it up for a quick review/discussion, but no, it did not happen.
After Imy cleaning, I noticed soreness and pain in my inner RHS gums which I believe was due to the instruments that the hygienist used for the cleaning. In particualr, I believe the culprit may have been the vacuum aspirator tube that was used as it is a solid piece of plastic with somewhat sharp/strsight edges that can be hurful to those with sensitive gums.
Kudos to the hygienist though for observing & reporting the presence of a somewhat suspicious infection above one of my tooths.
I would have expected the doctor to do a more thorough oral examination and if he did, then he wouldn't have missed that suspicious infection that the hygienist noticed. That would have saved me form being exposed to additional xrays!!