WORST dental appointment ever!
Everyone I encountered at Louisiana Dental Center on St. Claude Ave. was completely incompetent. I arrived early for my appointment and was taken back exactly when my appointment started ten minutes later. After going in the back I sat in a chair for 30 minutes before even being seen. After 30 minutes I got a shot of local anesthetic in the gums, after which the assistant handed me the suction and said "this medicine is going to make you drool, I'll leave this with you" and then she left. I continued to sit there ALONE for an additional 30 min before the doctor returned. By this time the anesthetic was worn off so I could feel the pain, she then had to give me another shot.
During the duration of the procedure, other workers came in and out of the area conducting small talk which i found inappropriate for the workplace, ignoring the fact that i was even in the room. In the middle of the procedure I required an X-ray. The girl doing the X-ray tried twice and failed, so someone else had to do it a third time. Between each X-ray i sat alone in the room for 10 minutes each time, with no instruction and a painful object in my mouth still holding the suction instrument myself. What are you people getting paid for?!
Following a second round of X-rays the doctor and staff entered talking about how glad they were gonna be when this long procedure was over, still completely ignoring my presence. By the time they were finishing the procedure the anesthetic was again worn off but I didn't complain because by this point I had been there for two and a half hours, and didn't want to prolong this horrific visit. When I was led out of the procedure I was given NO follow up instructions for my aftercare. They handed be a prescription not telling me really what it was or for how it should be taken. In conclusion this was the WORST experience I've ever had at the dentist and would recommend that no-one go there. Never once did anyone ever explain anything or tell me what to expect. Be WARNED. Louisiana Dental Center on St. Claude Ave.is UNPROFESSIONAL and INCOMPETENT.