"Attempted removal of wisdom teeth............."
About: Royal Blackburn Hospital Royal Blackburn Hospital Blackburn BB2 3HH
Posted by Major Distress
Having specifically asked for sedation and signed the relevant forms, I was most annoyed that the procedure was attempted under a Local and had to be abandoned part way through because I was in too much discomfort. In short, the whole episode was a shambles as I was told that in order to remove the tooth my gums had to be cut. I assumed that this was always going to be the case, and that is why my Dentist referred me to an Oral Surgeon and also why, for myself, sedation was required. I had a P.E.G fitted to my stomach during last October and I have no memory of the operation because I requested and was given quite heavy Sedation. I mistakenly, it seems, assumed that things would be the same on this occasion.
I left the Hospital having been told that I would have to go back to Clinic for another assessment, and I have to say that I was most unhappy with the whole situation and angry at the way it was ultimately handled. I now await information on how things are going to proceed.