Update by user Feb 10, 2017
My issue was resolved by getting my impacted wisdom teeth removed. I have excellent dental screenings and cleanings annually.
I do not have periodontal disease according to my family dentist. Aspen was wrong in this situation.
It is what it is now. I have never recommended them since this incident and still never will.
Update by user Sep 06, 2011
Just want to add that I found my new Primary dentist. After looking at my teeth, they told me that I DO NOT have Peridontal Disease, and that I DID NOT need periodontal surgery. This has led me to the conclusion that Aspen did not know what they were doing, misdiagnosed, and has gotten away with robbery.
Update by user Aug 07, 2011
The dentist has decided to work with me. Not the hygenist that did the work, but the dentist.
Because of this, my issue has been resolved. Unfortunately it is a lengthy process to delete this complaint, however, I will begin the work to do so.
Update by user Aug 06, 2011
I apologize the Arestion and SRP was done on the right side, not the left. And unfortunately you can\'t see the first picture, but it was showing blood coming from the back of my mouth where my impacted wisdom tooth is.
Update by user Aug 06, 2011
This First Picture was the orginial problem. The second is what Aspen Decided to do about it which did not solve it. The third is the left side of my mouth untouched.
Original review posted by user Aug 06, 2011
I am 23 year old female with good health. I still have all 4 wisdom teeth.
The morning of 8/5/2011 at 3am I woke up with a mouth full of blood from one of my wisdom teeth, the one that has given me plenty of issues. Immediately, I googled my options. Aspen Dental came up and had an open appointment at 11am that morning. They took me earlier, which was fine.
They did X-Rays and a consultation. At the end they said I had 8 Cavities and Advanced Periodontal Disease. So out of curiousity, and knowing nothing about that subject I asked "what role does that play with my wisdom tooth that is bleeding", they said "you definitely need to take those out soon", which I understand. They told me that it was highly important for me to get and SRP asap, so that my teeth don't fall out.
Now to any eye, my teeth look healthy. I went through with this SRP and they implanted Arestin into my gums, only on the left side. All of this totaled $2,384 dollars, and did not include the primary reason for going.
This is where my frustration comes in.
I went to get a second opinion the second day because, my wisdom teeth are still in tact and I now have flapping gums and things that I have never experienced. This denstist said, my bones where all the way up to my teeth and that I have gingivitis not Periodontal Disease. No one at Aspen was a Periodontis. Now I have a right side that is bleeding in my mouth, gums flapping around, and the fear that the original problem will come up again as it had not been solved.
They put a total of 27 Arestin just on the left side of my mouth, each Arestin costing $37 costing $1000. They did not do a deep cleaning, or anything else.
The total bill mentioned above. Lets just say that, this is not the end, thankfully I have strong healthy teeth, with gums that could be worked on and I plan to take them to court.
Product or Service Mentioned: Aspen Dental Dental Cleaning.