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Best Of Monroe: Dental Practice

Monroe has a talented group of dentists. Who does your family go to?

Whenever you have a cavity to be filled, need a root canal or just a routine teeth cleaning, which Monroe dentist do you prefer? This week's Best Of asks readers to recommend the best dentist office in town.

Tell us about your favorite Monroe dentist in the Comments.

In addition to your vote, you can give your dentist a positive review by visiting Places, searching for "dentist", clicking on the listing and writing a review.

Dan Keene March 06, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I'm very impressed with Dr. Fatse. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and I was nervous about my root canal but Dr. Fatse and his staff made me feel at ease and made sure I was comfortable. Plus, he has special goggle you can wear while the procedure is being done that let you watch TV while he's working on you. Went a long way towards making a root canal almost relaxing ....
KikiMoon March 06, 2012 at 11:25 PM
I'm having 2 root canals there tomorrow (Dr. Fatse's office)....I'm am petrified, to say the least! I wasn't that way till I read horror story after horror of how controversial, and potentially fatal they can be. I always assumed root canals were benign. I love this dental office, very expensive, but it seems all dentists are these days! Wish me luck, and hopefully I won't end up with cancer, inflammation, heart troubles that, purportedly, can show up a few years after a root canal.
Christine E. March 06, 2012 at 11:29 PM
What did you read?
KikiMoon March 06, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Christine, I have a friend who's mom was a dental assistant in New Canaan, and I mentioned it to her....she just about flipped and warned me NOT to have any root canals because the nerve and bone are exposed and can cause massive infection that antibiotics cannot cure. A teenager died recently (can't remember which state, but I heard about it on the news) after complications/infection from a root canal. If you google something like 'root canal dangers' (or something to that effect), you'll see a wealth of info on what can happen after a root canal. I also did a search on youtube (just to see what a root canal involved), and a few videos from dentists were posted on the dangers of root canals. I realize that the internet can be a bit scary/sketchy when searching for medical info., but after my friend's mom and others told me, face to face, on the dangers...I thought I'd do a bit of research myself. I've already had the pulpotomy part of a root canal, so I'm locked in to finishing the procedure tomorrow morning. However, I am very scared, and, believe me, after birthing 4 kids, I don't scare easily!!
Christine E. March 07, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Geez, that sounds terrible. Yeah, I still have problems with my root canal. Minor pain, but I definitely feel sensitivity in the area of the two teeth I had worked on, which was over 5 years ago. I went back to the dentist more than once and explained this, but was always told "it's not possible, there's no nerve, that can't be why you have pain", but was never offered a solution. Of course, now I plan on going to a new dentist now that you've put all this stuff on here haha. OH GREAT! lol
KikiMoon March 07, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Good luck with the new dentist, Christine.
Lisa March 07, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Absolutely love Dr. Fatse and his staff!
Senior Citizen March 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I had a root canal done last year. It was the molar in the back bottom of my mouth - which is the worse to have done. There are 3 canals in that. My problem is it affected the bite on my jaw (since I had to have a crown put on) and now I have TMJ which can be very painful and neck pain also from my bite being off. The root canal should be fine (I felt nothing). But don't let any dentist file your teeth down! It will throw off your bite. I keep thinking I have a infection there too. But if there was, I don't think I'd be here right now - I think I'd be in a lot of pain - and I'm not. The tooth still throbs at times and I don't know why. But the surgery of a root canal is nothing to worry about. Pain free and painless. Good luck. sb
Senior Citizen March 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM
I wouldn't worry about it. I had a root canal in my back molar and didn't feel a thing. That was a year ago. You should be fine. sb

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