Why I sued J. Paul Fuentes
DDS, Periodontist Arcadia California,
For Fraud, Malpractice and Battery
My life has never been
the same since he performed a procedure I did not want.
I have an Osteoma which was discovered in 1980
An Osteoma is a dense bone tumor or formation with limited blood supply.
Osteoma's should not be confused with an exostosis or tori which develops quicker and is not as dense as an Osteoma.
This is entirely about
my Osteoma being dormant for 32 plus year until 2012 when being disturbed, without
by Dr J Paul Fuentes, DDS in perio treatment to remove a popcorn kernal shell from my gum.
Below are x-rays taken
in 1980 and 1995 which clearly show the bone mass Osteoma involving my
lower sinus and extending down around the roots of teeth 14 and 15
Follow up 15 years later 1995
In May 2012 I went to
J Paul Fuentes on the recommendation of a dentist to remove a popcorn shell.
All my dentists were always made
aware of the Osteoma and would not consider touching it.
I brought my many x-rays to J Paul Fuentes and advised his of my condition and to please be careful to not touch it.
He took the scan below to see the extent of the Osteoma.
As you can see the dense bone mass extends from my lower sinus down around the roots my teeth 14 and 15
Involvement of teeth 13,14, and 15 is obvious.
After Fuentes finished
he advised me he had ground down the bone on each side around the roots of the
EXACTLY WHAT I DID NOT WANT HIM TO DO.
He claimed this without and checking the tooth with dry ice or an x-ray At this point I stopped trusting the Judgment of Fuentes.
After a few months I started having pus sacks and fistulas form. I returned to Fuentes and he claimed I needed a root canal.
Bone loss in post treatment CT below
Nov/Dec 2013 below
This comparison shows 14 and 15 taken by Fuentes prior to treatment 5-2012 on the left and 9-2016 on the right. Significant bone loss
Click below for short videos of area
links 1 5-2012 prior to treatment
link #4 Shows good side of my jaw
link #5 good to tumor 5-2012 prior to treatment
link #6 Slicing vertical
Bone has been shedding
This bone exfoliated in July 2015
Beginning of 2019 tooth 14 started internal resorption. The entire crown dissolved.
The remainder was pulled with necrotic bone attached.
This is at the base of the crown
These are the roots
After the tooth was removed a pyogenic granuloma or antral polyp appeared but resolved itself in 60 days.
The area of my jaw where the Osteoma is has a chronic infection and the bone is slowly dissolving.
All because a Doctor, in my opinion, was so arrogant he felt he could diagnose a exostosis without
pathology. He did not believe me, the patient, even when presented 30 years of x-rays and told not to touch it.