I went to Dr. Barry Kaimakis 's office for a cleaning. When it's done, he told me that I should replace my old crown if I don't want to have any serious problems later. I took his advice...after all, he is a professional (I was naive, I know, I know). It cost me more than $1,000. But I thought it was worth to pay for my “future”.
After the treatment, my gum was sensitive and sore especially when I had something cold/hot. One month passed and I was still in pain. What was worse, my pain became unbearable at last...I couldn't eat nor sleep any more.
I had to go back to his office. After his hygienist took my X-ray, he smiled and guaranteed that my pain would be gone on that very same day. I was relieved and happy to hear it... until I found out his “solution” was just to send me to the endodontist for root canal. He just told me “Unfortunately, it often happens”, even though he never mentioned the risk of it before the treatment.
Then I visited the endodontist to stop this excruciating pain (do I have any other choice?).
Instead of root canal treatment, the endodontist adjusted my new crown (which Dr. Kaimakis replaced, needless to say) little bit and told me to come back if it didn’t work. Guess what? It worked! Hurraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!
My tooth was never sore or sensitive prior to Dr. Kaimakis’s procedure. I may or may not have serious problem later, like he freaked me out. But what makes difference to have horrible pain NOW instead of “LATER”??
I can’t trust Dr. Kaimakis and his clinical skills any more. I will change my dentist and NEVER visit his office again.
Btw, his office is fancy and his staff are very friendly and helpful.