At some point in 2021 I switched from Willamette Dental to Advantage Dental, thinking it might improve my experience with dental care.
I continued to have problems in the form of directed energy/biomedical attacks around the tooth 14 extraction site, which now seemed to be focused around what felt like a chip or flake-shaped object behind tooth 15 (adjacent and to the rear of the extraction site of tooth 14). This became apparent around the beginning of 2022, when I tried to set up a follow up with Dr Patel to address the issue.
This swollen, hardened area was palpable with a finger tip. My primary intent was to get a referral to the oral surgeon to address the problem more thoroughly. To this end, I sent ahead my dental chart notes and x-rays from my previous dentist, from the emergency dentist, and from the oral surgeon, Dr Patel, at head+neck associates as well as a brief description of the immediate problem.
They reported receiving the email.
On February 15 I went to see the dentist, and the visit went very poorly. The chart notes from this visit make false and damaging claims about my behavior. This dentist identified three teeth he said were cracked from “grinding” (18, 19, 20) though I do not grind my teeth. He claimed there were no abnormal findings around tooth 15, something which can only be described as a lie, because although I didn’t have a dental or occlusal mirror at the time, so I couldn’t see the area, I could feel a distinct raised hardened bump with my finger tip, which he should have also been able to feel.
A few days later, after buying a dental and an orthodontic mirror, I could clearly see inflammation, and at the center of the inflammation, I could see an oval-shaped outline with a smooth, symmetric edge. This oval shape, or the center point of the inflammation grew clearer over the next few weeks, then subsided. Generally speaking, this inflammation did all kinds of crazy things, going up and down, looking and feeling like an abscess on day, and then a few days later, hardening to a tiny, seed-like point. Typically, at that time, I would wake up with no swelling, but would start to feel swelling within about a half an hour of waking up. There was another period of time, about 2-3 weeks, when the area would be fine all day, but then at a certain time in the afternoon, just after 3pm, it would become inflamed and swollen. None of this seems normal.
The dentist refused to give me a referral to speak with the oral surgeon, saying “he didn’t see any reason to” and he also refused to help me troubleshoot the very uncomfortable, distressing, and I believe dangerous situation inside my mouth. When I kept pressing him to help me find a solution or another way to diagnose the issue, he indicated that I was wasting his time.
Before seeing this dentist, an assistant took a full set of x-rays. The dentist told me that there was no sign of any foreign objects in the radiographs, but after acquiring a copy of my medical records, around April 6, looking more closely at the x-rays, I thought I could see the outline of a patch-shaped transducer inside the cavity of tooth 14.
web page updated 24 August 2022