Long story short:
I have an abscess. Swelling has gone down due to antibiotics. I saw a dentist who took a look at my mouth and referred me to an oral surgeon for a root canal on the abscesses tooth.
This root canal is scheduled for 12PM (three hours from now). I couldn't remember the address of the place so I googled. Yelp reviews popped up for the dentist. There are 5 or 6 talking about how unbelievably awful she is as a dentist.
Now I'm worried. I've had root canals before and I'm not afraid of them. But these reviews go into detail about how terrible this surgeon is.
This is awkward for 2 reasons:
1) I took a day off for this already. And I really do need this root canal - I can't let this go untreated.
2) The dentist office that referred me to this surgeon is excellent. Best dentist I ever visited. I'm kind of surprised at the contrast here.
I'm leaning more toward just going to see her anyway. But I was wondering what others think. How much stock should I put in these reviews? By contrast, Yelp reviews for other dentists in the same office got 5 star reviews. I don't think they are surgeons though.