Our newest Reviewer, KatieLady, hails from Northern NJ and will be helping us cover there and lower New York State. We are so very excited to have KatieLady onboard! She claims that she doesn’t do much, but she’s submitted 4 reviews already.
Let’s see what she had to say about the seemingly aptly named Dr. Blitz:
Date: 3 visits in May
Weight: 285 Height: 5’6
Absolutely loved this oral surgeon – Dr. Blitz – and her front office staff. First, when I called to make the appointment for the consultation and the wisdom tooth extraction, the woman I spoke with was exceptionally helpful and accommodating for my work schedule. They were able to get me in early in the morning for the consult and were able to fit me into their schedule to have the teeth removed on the Saturday of a holiday weekend! The consultation – once again, the nurses and front office staff were wonderful. The chair in the room was large and sturdy, which is always nice a nice surprise when you’re on the larger side. After asking my weight for their records, I was worried that they would make a comment about my size – most doctors and nurses bring it up at some point. Not once was a comment about my weight made or so much as a face when I told them the weight. (As a side note, a previous consult at a different oral surgeon, the doctor told me that anesthesia was off the table because I was too overweight. That particular doctor gave off bad vibes in general, so I decided not to return. When I mentioned this experience to my regular dentist, he was shocked. He’d just had anesthesia a few weeks earlier and was much larger than me! He said that didn’t sound quite right and to trust my gut. Glad I did – that’s how I found Dr. Blitz!) Dr. Blitz never mentioned my weight and told me anesthesia was in fact an option, though she of course went over all of the possible risks and side effects. In the end, I decided not to go with anesthesia, however that was as a result of the doctor going over all the options and supporting whichever option I wanted, not because of my weight. The office had a pre-recorded video explaining in-depth the wisdom tooth extraction process, anesthesia options, risks, etc. Then, the doctor sat with me and went over exactly what each of my wisdom teeth needed, the possible complications for each one, and the options I had. I have never particularly liked going to the dentist (who does?!) and was absolutely dreading getting the wisdom teeth out, putting it off for over five years. Dr. Blitz reassured me and made me feel completely comfortable with the process during the consultation. At the end of the consult, the front office staff provided me with a detailed list of my estimated costs – before and after insurance. The actual appointment – Dr. Blitz is clearly a wizard, that is the only explanation. During the consultation, we had decided I would have laughing gas and Novocain instead of anesthesia. I knew from what she had explained that I wouldn’t feel any pain during the actual extraction, because of all the Novocain. I already had some pretty high expectations and she far exceeded them. I was in the office for about 30 minutes, and most of that time was waiting for the laughing gas and Novocain to kick in! First they gave me Novocain to relax me, then gave me the shots of Novocain. Dr. Blitz had also recommended bringing headphones and listening to music to help me relax – this definitely helped! When they started the process of pulling out the teeth, I was freaking out a bit on the inside (and a very nice nurse held my hand, despite the fact that I’m an adult!). All I felt was some tugging with the first tooth, and then after a minute, the doctor goes “One down, one to go” and I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT! The first one was out, just like that! I was honestly amazed. The second one came out just as easily and all in all, the extraction for both teeth took a total of about 5 minutes. Then they had me stay in the room for another 10-15 minutes while the laughing gas wore off and to go over care instructions with me. I was very pleasantly surprised with my entire experience at this oral surgeon and I cannot recommend them enough!
Thank you so much KatieLady and we can’t wait to hear more from your unique perspective!