"Oral Surgery gone wrong"
About: Pinderfields General Hospital Pinderfields General Hospital Wakefield WF1 4DG
Posted by TheKTRocks
I had oral surgery at Pinderfields hospital in Feb 14 which consisted of removing a lower impacted wisdom tooth. Before the operation I was given no reassurance and with this being my first operation I was very nervous. I was taken into the operating theatre without meeting my surgeon and put to sleep. When coming round I was called the wrong name by the nurses and told off for getting upset. After around 20 minutes I was then made to get up and go to the toilet on my own even though I was dizzy and feeling very sick. On my way back from the toilets I fell into the curtain pulling it a little and managed to get myself sat down. I was then sick a lot which was mostly blood, I hadn't been told this could happen and in my confused state started to panic and get upset. I was then told by a nurse that I wasn't a child and to "stop acting like one, stop crying" I was then forced to eat some jelly and told I could go home. I was still disorientated therefore had to use a wheelchair to leave. When I got home I continued to be sick and lost some stitches. 6 months later I had my other wisdom tooth removed which was a completely different experience, this time it was at Dewsbury hospital- which I would recommend highly! After experiencing pain and discomfort for a few months in the first removal site I went to see my dentist who said I had been stitched wrongly and would suffer from infections for the rest of my life as my gum was loose around my tooth. I received no follow up after my operation and still have no idea who my surgeon was. If I did I would be making a complaint. Not a happy patient :(