Second Opinion From A Dentist

Making the best decisions about your dental health can sometimes be challenging, particularly if you need to undergo a complex procedure or treatment.

It can be difficult to understand the technical terms, and sometimes, you may get so overwhelmed that you don’t even know what questions to ask next.

If a dentist has recommended a specific dental procedure for you, and you’re not sure what to do next, get a second opinion.

Reasons for getting a second opinion from a dentist include the following:
•you didn’t completely understand what the dentist was recommending
•you want to confirm the original diagnosis and/or treatment plan
•you didn’t like the way you were treated
•you didn’t trust the dentist and/or the recommendations
•you’re about to invest a big chunk of money and time, and you want to be sure that you’re making the best decision

With these types of dental conditions and procedures, it can be particularly helpful get an opinion from more than one dentist:
•dental implants
•crowns and bridges
wisdom teeth extractions
•broken or cracked teeth
•dentures
cosmetic dentistry
•root canals
•sedation dentistry

Many dental offices are happy to provide consultations for second opinions, oftentimes at no charge.

If you’re hesitant at all, play it safe and schedule a second opinion.

If you’re seeking a second opinion because you’re facing complex dental treatment, you may want to visit a dentist who offers sedation (nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and/or IV sedation).

Click here to find a dental office near you that offers sedation, and call to learn if they offer a second opinion consultation.