I have been suffering for six months because of dental work Smile Care performed on me. I have exprienced their inflated prices. They sold my husband into thinking he needed 1400 worth of dental work. I am questioning whether they scammed him into it now.
I have had two really bad experiences with them. First, I was put under to have my remaining three wisdom teeth removed. I woke up in pain which is to be expected, but couldn't open my mouth wider than 1/4 inch. It took working at stretching my mouth muscles for a week to be able to open my mouth normally to eat real food. I lost weight because I had to drink my food.
A few years earlier I had a different dentist at the time when I had one of my wisdom teeth pulled. My tooth had gotten infected because food gotten under the gum when it was growing in. It was an "emergency" procedure to get it taken out as soon as possible. Because i was pregnant at the time, they could not put me under. I was giving a good dose of local numbing drugs and had my tooth pulled. It wasn't bad at all, and my recovery was normal I was eating food the next day!
I don't know what SmileCare did when I was put under, but I would never go to them for that sort of thing again. My experience being awake at the other dental office and getting my tooth pulled with local drugs was much more pleasant!
Second Experience. I went in for a check up and they said I needed a cavity filled. They decided to go with the tooth colored enamel instead of the silver because the silver is said to be bad for you. I agreed. While they were in there doing my cavity the dentist decided to be nice and remove the silver in the tooth next to the cavity tooth also. I thought that was nice of them and didn't mind.
One week later, my teeth on that side of my mouth became extremely sensitive to heat, to cold, to food period. I have been chewing my food on my right side only for the last six months. It was the holiday season and shortly after we moved into a house that needed work and I was never able to get back to the dentist to complain. Later, I met a Navy dentist and he told me that the silver fillings aren't as harmful as many want to think and actually the tooth colored enamel filling will eventually kill my root and I might have to end up getting a root canal! I am so pissed! I have been trying to find a new dentist and time to go see them to see if my situation can be fixed. I am in pain at this current moment!
MY ADVISE STAY CLEAR OF SMILE CARE! MY DENTIST FRIEND TOLD ME NEVER GO TO A CHAIN DENTIST, THEY WILL CHARGE YOU MORE AND DO UNNECESSARY PROCEDURES ON YOU... AND IN MY EXPERIENCE SCREW UP EVERY TIME!