|Address:||377 W Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29501, USA|
|Working:||6AM–5PM 6AM–5PM 6AM–5PM 6AM–5PM 6AM–5PM Closed Closed|
The Mad Hater
Its been less then 48 hours since Ive left there. I arrived a few minuets till 6 and I was number 24 in line. The lady behind me was told she was the last same day denture person in line so if you will be going there for that then try to arrive as early as you can. Over-all this place met my exceptions on how they operate. Yes there is a lot of waiting but that really is to be expected for a dental clinic that serves so many people in a single day. My only complaint was that I had called a week before to make an appointment and was told they only did walk-ins, but upon arriving I found out that you need to make an appointment if you want to be sedated. I had 23 teeth removed and had been wanting to sleep for it, but I ended up having to get nova-cane. The dentist himself was actually really nice to me. It was a bit surprising since I wasnt expecting it. I was very scared about the whole thing and he did his best to reassure me. He shook my cheek when he could to try and relieve some of the pain from the nova-cane shots. I had told him before he started that I dont stay numb for as long as most people, and all I had to do was raise my hand if I felt any pain and hed numb me again, which was really nice. He also kept telling me how great of a job I was doing and spoke very kindly. The whole thing took no more then an hour to remove 23 teeth. My dentures look very nice. I only have a partial on the bottom and all my teeth look very natural. They close from 11 till 1 for lunch and I received my dentures around 2:30. Like I said, most of your time is spent in the waiting room. If you go there thinking it wont take all day you will be disappointed. And if you were wondering by chance, I paid $1260 for everything and I got the best dentures they offer. My local dentist (in NC) had quoted me nearly 12 grand for the same thing. So if you dont mind it taking up your whole day then I would highly recommend this place. Oh, and bring a jacket, even if its hot outside. Its very chilly in the waiting rooms.
Ok Folk real world experience here . Im getting 17 teeth removed Dr Clark .. He is reasonably cool has two daughters in Cheer so you know he busy at home . he meets with the group and then sees individual to make a plan .. so we dont spend alot of time talking about same things(streamline process) Impressions are made in Am .. after ya meet with clark you Pay Before work begins Im lookin at 2200 bux.. its already paid.. now I go upstairs and hit the Iv sedation waiting room i got the most teeth coming out I know im Last.. No issue Im prepared for that Several go before me they come out still Baked from the Sedation .. they bring me in sit me down and hook me up to monitors My BP is hi its red the lady tells me we gonna fix that i feel a cool warm sensation on my backhand wer Iv is .Do not remember Shiet till i was awoke . I know by the looks of my Mouth and the bruising The Doc almost killed himself Pulling and cutting out teeth from someones mouth is very Physical Ive been awake W local many times and watched dentists Struggle to point of exhaustion.. No one was MEAN or Ugly lotsa Funny Folk there the look of the place will scare most folk No plant or floor coverings its an epoxy garage floor throughout the building funny thing Dr Robert lost a patient No 27 he got away without paying bill Dr Bob got pissed at the Poor billing lady .. this on 2 21 i think all n all very military like as far as looks and appearance Im headed back to have a pice of flappy gum cut off and they may need make new impressions now the swellings down the Plates dont fit . these are starters for 1 year only .. then we go ball n socket over denture W no pallets .. Dr clark will not do Afforable dentures Signature series I think 6K complete mini implants top n bottom .. Very decent experience .. Just realize the cost of Dentures is falling rapidly . I know a dentist 3D printing Appliances .. So really check around the 2200 bux was a great deal getting 17 teeth out locally about 4K
I arrived at 5:15 am to have 4 upper extractions and have a temporary upper denture and a permanent lower partial made. One of my teeth was a canine tooth. It was absessed. I saw Dr. Robert Scott. After my shots of novacaine and time for them to numb me, Dr. Scott came back. I informed him my mouth wasnt numb. I could still feel pain around my canine tooth. He told me it was pressure and started pulling. By the time he got to my infected tooth, I was shaking uncontrollably. I kept telling him I could feel it but he kept saying it was pressure and I was doingfine. I clearly wasnt doing fine but Dr. Scott acted like he didnt hear anything. My infected tooth was last and it came out in pieces. He even had to drill part of the root out. Im crying and shaking uncontrollably. Then he informed me that i needed 2 stitches in the wound where i had the infection. I didnt even feel the stitches because I was already in excruciating pain. Finally the nightmare was over. The nurse put gauze in my mouth and told me to have a seat in the waiting room. It was 8 am. If I wasnt called back by 10 am then to ask the receptionist if I could leave and come back at one. I was still shaking and couldnt go get my pain medicine! I sat there until 2pm before they called me back to place my teeth. I hadnt eaten all day, I was in even more pain because the little bit of novacaine had worn off. I was finished at 4pm. I cant believe what a nightmare! Today my face is swollen and black and blue. Ive been nauseous since yesterday. I went to Sexton s 6 years ago and had 10 extractions and upper and lower partials. I NEVER had any trouble. Dr. Robert Scott didnt work on me then. My 1st visit was wonderful! I think the Clinic needs to get rid of Dr. Robert Scott! Hes a disgrace to his profession and needs to be fired.
I was going to another place and the price they quoted me for full extraction and dentures was no where close to the budget I told them I had to work with. Plus since I had no insurance, they could only do one extraction at a time on Tuesdays. Plus healing time. So, I would have been looking at a years worth of visits at least. I went to Sexton after talking to a few people that have went there. Its all walk-in, so you have to get there early. The wait wasnt too long to be x-rayed. Then they brought me in, had a dentist look me over and discuss what it was I was looking for. He went into extreme detail of any problems that could occur. He even told me there were great oral surgeons in my area if I really did want my molars taken out. I was told this since if the molars were extracted, there could be an issue with the sinus cavity. Now Im thinking, well isnt this something, hes not trying to gouge me! I was told I only needed 4 extracted. So he numbed me up, even my nose was numb. The only reason I knew he had the teeth out was because I heard a clink on the metal table nearby. I felt NOTHING. Even after the anesthetic wore off, I felt nothing. I didnt even need the pain meds I was prescribed...and even those were inexpensive, $23 for pain meds and oxycillin. The only slight issue I had was waiting until 1pm to have the partial fitting. It was worth the wait. The woman brought me back, put them in and gave me a mirror. It was like I never lost any teeth. I was given instructions on care and told to come back for adjustments. So, instead of paying thousands of dollars and dealing with a year of treatments, I paid a couple of hundred for work that was actually needed in 6 hours. Ill be going back to have the bottoms done in a couple of months. HIGHLY recommended