If you want to get all the details you can read the post about Hubby's Teeth here.
Last year Hubby had to have a root canal. A tooth that had a cavity had died from the trauma of the filling.
The dentist that did the filling is a dentist that was recommended to us by people we work with. A lot of the people at our office go to him.
Our dental insurance coverage ran out after he had the root canal. He had to go to the original dentist for the crown they put on your tooth after you have a root canal. The crown was going to be about $1,000 out of pocket for us. Hubby felt the dentist should pay for some of it because he felt it was his fault he had to have the root canal in the first place. The dentist agreed to put the crown on free of charge.
When Hubby went in to get the crown put on, the dentist took him into his office first. I don't know if this is ethical or legal, but he had a conversation with him. He told him that teeth dying after being filled is common. So he didn't take responsibility. I don't know if this is true or not. He then told Hubby he was going to do the crown free of charge but in exchange he would appreciate that Hubby not bad mouth him to our fellow employees. Everyone in the office already knew what was going on. We are a small office family. Our manager was making jokes about how he would just tie a string around the tooth and yank it out for him.
Anyways, long story short. Hubby now feels guilty. He is going to continue to go to this dentist for cleanings and wants me to as well. The problem is, I have a tooth they filled that hurts. It isn't gray yet so I have been putting off going to the dentist. But I do not want to go back to these people. I think they messed up both our teeth and I don't know if they will treat me with the respect and kindness I deserve if I go back.
The major problem is, I had an appointment in April. I guess the hygenist will be out of town that day and they want to reschedule. I figured, "Oh good, I just won't reschedule and they can take the hint." No. They have probably called me 10 times.
What do I do? Keep ignoring them? Tell them I will not be rescheduling?
I would post a funny picture but I have to stuff, address, seal, and stamp like 200 envelopes!