I recently underwent dental work on a front tooth which was knocked loose by a well-aimed book thrown by my toddler (it turns out words can hurt you after all). Despite being a relatively simple procedure, the “fix” hurt quite a bit due to the dentist’s poor bedside manner. To add insult to injury, the tooth then broke loose again less than a week later.
Earlier today, I found myself sitting in the same dentist’s chair, enduring the same needlessly rough fingers as he re-glued the afflicted tooth. The reason for this is simple: because the tooth broke free, he was obligated to redo the procedure free of charge. It seemed like a smart, frugal move at the time.
So my question to readers is: would you return to a dentist that botched a job for free dental work? Or was this an epically stupid decision on my part? (For the record, my tooth appears to be holding itself together this time and it wasn’t quite as painful.)