Maria B. from Lagraulière, France (Source: Yelp)
I went to Dr Davis after having a problem of persistent severe pain that would get worse and moderate and occasionally have swelling that lasted for well over a year and had given up on resolution after three dentists, one after the other who could find nothing wrong and who each insisted that ther ewas nothing wrong. I went to a University Dental School and consulted with an Oral Surgeon and a Rd that was a Oral medical Dr specialist. Still no diagnosis. After so many visits and everyone treating me as crazy, I gave up. Finally months later, I was again in so much pain I was at work and asked a colleague if he knew anyone that I could see that might be god and he gave me Dr Davises name. I looked it up and found his number and planned to call him but got called out of town for work so went to a Dr in France who was a Stomatologie. He could find nothing but put me on Antibodys. When I got back to USA, I could not remember the name I had been given and in so much pain I decided to try a regular Dr. He thought that I had a sinus infection, but could not be sure, and gave me antibios. He gave me a referral to a Dentist. He suggested a Dr. Davis too. I got the number and discovered it was the same one. Big hopes again and made appointment. I went to see him but it was after my symptoms had gone down and there was no swelling and not much pain. He started late because he was finishing a surgery and had another emergency the assistant told me. I was called back twenty one minutes late. He comes in and shakes my hand and asked how he can help. He writes everything with detail and askes all about my medical past and medications. I am feeling hopeful but just becasue he seems to care and askes all right questions and is taking lots of time for me. He then examines me and pretty quick says he thinks he knows what is wrong. he does things no one has done: he “probes” my gums and reads out numbers to his assistant and then uses a machine that requires me to hold a clip. He taps and then examines under my neck, all very gentle, all teh while talking to me and speaking a few words in Spanish and I think Brazilian (?) and then another language and seems very confident that he knows what is wrong but says he needs to see a picture of the tooth first. The assistant gets a picture and he waits and as soon as it is done on computer, he says yes that he knows what is wrong. I had a ” massive absess” and that “it likely has been there for quite some time.” I feels such relief that he doesn’t think I am crazy and that after almost two years of near endless suffering he can say what is wrong and shows me and explains everything “so you really understand and are not just told what is wrong” The moler had a fracture and a big big area that was very dark absess over the roots The tooth cannot be saved, but he gives me all the possibilities, with lots of detailed expaination, writes each one down, offers that I get a second opinion. IT WAS EXTREME THOROUGH VISIT like a real doctor. I did get another opinion from an oral surgeon and came back because I felt a faith and comfort in him I never felt in another. I had him takeout the tooth and do a bony graft with cadaver and after he made a big consent and I read and signed pages of consent he did the work. There was no pain and he asked me to call him that night. I did and told him I had no pain. Four months later he put in an implant and that was really really easy (but really expensive). He is almost ready to put a crown on the implant post. I am free of pain since the day the tooth was removed. I am happy with his care. His office is not very nice but the people are nice and everything is clean and always comes out of sterel bags. When he does surgery everything is covered and he is always reminding the assistant what to not tuoch and to change your gloves. He is crazy about everything being just so perfect and he jokes a lot with everybody. Even his other Dr. was concerned about me and how I was doing. I referr other people to him and they like him a lot.