Tuyet P. from New Orleans, LA (Source: Yelp)
I have to say, I did not expect to end up at a dental office on vacation, but it happened. It’s very unlikely that this could ever happened to me, bc i’m a careful person when out drinking and especially on vacations, but…. it happened. The night we arrived we had an accident while walking down the streets of D.C. My insurance does not cover dental work so everything comes straight out the pocket. My tooth had shattered and I had a busted lip from hitting the pavement. I didn’t know who to go to, but luckily we had a paramedic and a guy with very thorough knowledge of the anatomy and medicine within our group, so they inspected it and such, to avoid the medical bill of going to the ER. I avoid ERs at all costs and especially oral medicine b/c it’s just how i grew up. I looked up dental places close by and this was one of the places to go to. I was afraid and didn’t know what to expect because my mouth and tooth looked and felt extremely painful and looked bad, however the front desk lady and the dentist did a great job at assisting me. I told her what happened and such, and they were very understanding. Dr. Thompson took the best route for me bc i didn’t have the insurance to cover it, IMO. But to be on the safe side she recommended me to a specialist because the worst case scenario, according to Dr. Thompson, was a root canal. I got the 3-D x-rays done at the specialist downtown, where she recommended me, and good the good news. The next day i came back, and she filled and repaired my tooth. She did a great job, too, according to my general dentist. It didn’t take as long as most dentists that I’ve encountered in the past, especially for something like this. She’s a great dentist, very understanding and does a great job. If you’re ever in town and have to get your teeth done, go see Dr. Thompson, she’s wonderful!