Getting A Second Opinion About Dental Work
When to Get a Second Opinion
Wherever your plan comes from, you should be comfortable with your treatment choices.Sometimes you may get a “gut” feeling that something isn’t right for you. Other times you may just want to confirm that you are going down the right path with a doctor you trust. A consultation with a fresh set of eyes can also open new doors and show you other possibilities that you may not have looked at with another doctor. Here are some top reasons why you might want to get a second opinion about dental treatment.
- Your dentist has given you a major diagnosis, such as possible oral cancer or a complete mouth rebuild.
- You have already had dental work done but your problem has not been solved.
- You recently changed dentists and suddenly require significant or expensive treatment.
- It does not seem to you that your dentist has the experience to properly treat your condition.
- You do not have a good rapport with your dentist.
The Second Opinion ConsultationWe reserve about a half hour for your second opinion consultation. They are not clinical examinations so we will not be taking x-rays or any kind of clinical records. We won’t need any payment or insurance information and only need some basic health information. It is time to review and discuss the treatment that was already presented to you. We will help you to consider other treatment options and get more information. Lastly, your consultation is a great opportunity to get to know us and see if you are comfortable in our practice. The more information you bring with you, the better we can help you. You should send (or bring) copies of the records used to plan your treatment. Usually this will include…
- Your most recent x-rays
- Treatment plan recommendations
- Gum charting
- Tooth models or 3D scans