"Extraction from hell!"
About: Leeds Dental Hospital Leeds Dental Hospital Leeds LS2 9LU
Posted by Anonymous
After suffering on going problems because of my impacted wisdom tooth my dentist (private) referred me to Leeds Hopsitals for its extraction. Initially my examinations were at Seacroft and were very good, I was given scans and due to the location of tooth and nerve it was arranged for me to have the operation at the dental hospital.
Upon arrival I was welcomed warmly and briefed - very friendly and settling. It took a while for the nurse to get a IV in and when they administered the general anaesthetic the pain was unbearable - the next I knew was waking up and it being unbearable! I was left for about an hour which felt like 5 Mins before being rushed to get dressed and hobble out! With no pain medication just told to buy some paracetamol!
Well..... my face swelled up the size of a baboons - that was fine. What was not fine was the God awful pain! 3 days later and after stepping up the drugs from paracetamol to cocodamol I simply could not cope and went to a and e in wakefield. I spent 24 hour on antibiotic drip, strong painkillers and being monitor. I had my stitches removed to release the infection....... yucky!
Still in pain now but at home with proper medicine and care. I would not return to the dental hospital because: felt rushed, poor aftercare, left with horrendous bruising, pain and infection!