Copying & pasting my yelp review here because I loved this dentist office so much.
I saw Dr. Hanson for a consultation about three weeks ago, they took an xray and after looking at my xray for 3 secs he determined I had a tooth that needs some dire work (not the one I came in for) and that tooth needed a root canal, something LPI does not do so I know he wasn't just trying to cash in on unnecessary dental work. I really appreciate that! - this was something my gen dentist has not noticed even though I have seen him at least four times in the last year. I forwarded the xray to my dentist and he was like oh... yeah.. go to the endodontist ASAP *eyeroll*. Anyway, the consultation with dr. Hanson was brief (who wants to sit there and chitchat with their dentist?) and we decided I'd come back in 5 wks to get an extraction after they send ppwk in for insurance to approve. I walked out of there not paying a single cent after my consult. Within three weeks, I called them back to see if they had heard from insurance and they said yes and that only one wisdom tooth extraction with local anesthesia was approved. a little scary, but ok. I've been to the endodontist just two days before so I was feeling empowered hahaha. I called them monday morning as soon as they opened and asked if they could squeeze me in for the day and they told me yes but only if I come in in two hrs. I was nervous af, but also still feeling a little empowered and gutsy. I wish I could remember the name of the dental assistant who prepped me and assisted with my extraction because he was SO nice and made me feel much less nervous. My extraction took like 10-15 mins, the worst part of it was probably the loud ringing in my ears + the fact that I could hear everything, like teeth cracking, the equipment grinding bone... but I felt 0 pain, even when Dr. Hanson was stitching me up I was like what the... is that a thread???!! They told me to take pain meds every 4hrs or so but I have only been taking mine every 8-10 hrs because I just dont feel any pain. *fingers crossed* Even after I took the gauze out, I had very little bleeding. I have been so lucky to have come here because right before getting all this dental work done, I was (metaphorically) pooping my pants with how nervous I was + worrying about being broke after paying for all these dentist visits. After my extraction, I literally only paid $50. Thank you thank you lincoln park institute! I will for sure be arguing with my insurance so that I can come back here and have you guys get the rest of my wisdom teeth out!