The office staff and Dr Yasinsky are extremely friendly and professional. Very easy to work with. I hate to give them a poor review, but…well, you’ll see.
I went to Dr Y for several years. Though I kept up with appointments and brushing/flossing, I was still getting cavities. What gives? I figured I had bad teeth genetically and had all the work done she recommended (easy enough since my insurance covered it fully).
Then I moved. Today, my new dentist was looking over my x-rays and seeing that there were cavities forming on teeth that already had fillings, as well as the teeth next to those. He was lecturing me on cutting back on acidic, sugary drinks like sweetened coffee and soda (I drink neither), when he pulled out this camera gizmo that takes ultra close pictures of your teeth.
He paused mid-lecture. And told me that 90% of my problems are not my fault.
Apparently, there is a standard way to do mercury fillings that all dentists learn in dental school. Then there are composite fillings. Which are totally different. Well, Dr Y did composite fillings with a mercury filling-technique. And it did not work out.
My teeth, instead of sitting next to each other like round river rocks, are cutting into each other like jagged boulders. They are touching at the tops of the teeth, and wide apart at the gum line – so food collects but can’t get out. Some teeth are even shaped so that parts of the filling are CUTTING INTO NEIGHBORING TEETH, and causing damage.
My new dentist said he won’t even called them cavities. He used the term “failed fillings.”
Now, I know I’m not a dentist, and how can I be sure the new guy isn’t just trying to sell me on his way, etc etc. The proof is in this amazing camera that showed me, in perfect clarity, the problems he was talking about.
My husband also had dental work done by Dr Y that needed to be repaired by another dentist.
They are the nicest people over at Dr Y’s office. But as I am looking at four fillings and a crown, with way less insurance coverage at my new job, by the way, I am livid.