Oh that's too bad.
I come from a family of dentists. If you need a referral in southern WI, I can help!!
My mom is also a peri-hygentist.
I don't think the dentist dictating to the assistant is very odd. They do that a lot, although knowing you have a fear of dentists should have changed her bedside manner a bit.
Put a watch on 19, just means to keep an eye on it.
I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth out when I was younger. There was no need to have them out, but mom wanted it done. They were all the way out though.
I did recently switch dentists here also. I had a crack in a filling and the dentist I was going to wanted to do a full crown replacement. He has one of those fancy machines in his office to make the crown, I don't think those are very good (1 uncle owns a dental lab, I did some summer work for him, the real people doing the work are MUCH better than the machine), anyway he wanted to charge me $700.
I asked around about another dentist. Found one that was recommended by my aunt (same dental family
). I like him much better. He agreed the tooth needed to be repaired, but just dug out the old filling and put in a new one. $70
I'd get a second opinion, around here they run adds for dentists that specialize in "fear" patients! You might want to find one of those in your area.