I have postponed writing about Clear Choice Dental far too long. I am not comfortable about complaining but I realize that writing at this site may help another person from making a horrible mistake.
I had dental implant surgery at the Roseville Clear Choice in the Sacramento area in fall of 2009. Since then my life has changed for the "worse" and I have suffered from continuous and severe burning and pressure where the implants were placed. I have spent thousands of additional dollars seeking help from other dentists and neurologists who say the implant procedure caused damage to small nerves in the jaw bone area. I even saw the nation's #1 nerve specialist at U.C San San Francisco. Most dentist's said they would have placed a minimum of 6 implants on top.
Every day I have to live with permanent neuropathic pain. The burning is so bad on some days that it brings me to tears. To block some of the nerve pain I have to take a powerful drug called Tegretol which has life altering side effects. I've always been very active with dancing and exercise and the drug significantly lowers my energy level. I am terribly dismayed that Clear Choice has not reached out to help me after they have ruined my mouth. Basically, I was told that I now have a "medical problem" and should see a neurologist. Clear Choice caused my medical problem as I NEVER had this pain before!
After Clear Choice determined that I had permanent damage I felt like they were more worried about a lawsuit than helping me. The office assistant said they lost my original Cat Scan when I needed it for outside appointments. The main doctor said I was their ONLY patient who sustained permanent nerve injury. His partner told me that another patient did get permanent damage from their implants but she failed to disclose that she previously had neuralgia. Which doctor was telling the truth? A significant roadblock for my health is that my medical doctor experienced a lengthy and difficult time reaching the CC doctors for a consultation. He finally reached the surgeon. I also felt a lot of resistance and reluctance from the front office when I requested my medical record. There is much much more that I can add.
As a very adept previous writer from Texas wrote, "why isn't Clear Choice helping me? These doctors are so positive and helpful before your surgery. However, they don't lose any sleep or do everything possible to help after they realize the extent of the damage. I would have loved being one of their success stories. Please consult with other dental surgeons before you have work done with CC. I have learned from many dental professionals that they do not respect Clear Choice's work.
I am sincerely happy for anyone who has had a positive outcome with CC. I just hope potential candidates will research all their options before making their important decision about dental implants. Susan
Product or Service Mentioned: Clear Choice Dental Implants.
Reason of review: Damaged or defective.
Monetary Loss: $48000.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
Clear Choice Pros: Smile.
Clear Choice Cons: Permanent nerve damage.
Location: Rocklin, California