To start, I’m using my husband’s Google account, so I’m the wifey.
I went to Radiant Smiles today and have to admit I was terrified of being there. I usually get devil hygienists who take pleasure in drawing as much blood from my gums as possible as they gripe about me needing to floss. I’ve avoided dentists for over 3 years for fear of vengeful hygienists, but I had a terrible toothache and couldn’t avoid it any more. I went today expecting to need a root canal or at least multiple fillings and chose this practice because they were recommended to me. My impressions were as follows:
1. The practice was clean and precise. Despite the Covid restrictions, things moved like clockwork.
2. The hygienists weren’t out for blood. I genuinely enjoyed my visit, and my hygienist made an effort to avoid my tender tooth while she was working on my teeth. I appreciated that.
3. The dentist himself was HONEST (elaborating below), professional, and prompt. No long waiting in the chair staring at the wall.
Turns out my gum was just irritated from some food stuck in the veeeeery back of my tooth that I couldn’t reach. I was prepared and pretty vocal about thinking I would need major work done on my teeth to fix the ache. I’ve always had perfect, healthy teeth, and I was scared about getting a ton of work done but resigned to it. However, I was reassured that my gum was only agitated from the ‘debris’ stuck in the back (a polite way for them to say you have some food in your teeth😂) and a salt water wash for 2-3 days back there should fix it. If not, I can call back to have a paste called in to my pharmacy. I’ve been raked over the coals by dentists before. Luckily I seek second opinions most of the time. A lot of them are, unfortunately, looking for lots of work for lots of money. Honesty is invaluable, and this will be my practice of choice for more regular cleanings in the future. I highly recommend you try them out if you’re looking for a new dentist. The whole experience was positive, and I won’t be dreading my return for a cleaning in six months now!