Be a cautious and well-informed client! Don’t take the first opinion/diagnosis for a major procedure.While both the doctor, staff and hygienists where all very friendly and helpful, I have decided not to return to this Dental Office after one visit. The key issue is that I felt the diagnoses of my dental condition was inaccurate.
And, quite frankly, I felt like I was told there were many issues that did not need to be addressed immediately or that even existed. This gave me the feeling I was being financially taken advantage of.I thought to myself, how could it be possible that I have periodontal disease and receding bone issues when less than 6 months earlier,
the dentist I previously visited and trusted for years did not identify any of these issues. I take phenomenal care of my mouth/teeth, so how could my condition change that quickly?I traveled a long distance back to my trusted dentist (who stays on top of technological advances and training) to get a second opinion and I’m glad I did. At PPFD,
one of my fillings that needed replacement was going to be crowned – kind of intimidating for someone who has a healthy mouth not to mention COSTLY (even with insurance)! My dentist was concerned that this approach was MUCH too aggressive. He went in, drilled and filled with a new filling and not a crown.
What’s more I had no pain after the numbing agent wore off, and still no trace over 9 months later.In addition, the root planing and scaling procedure that was highly advised (also costly) for me was quite unfounded by my trusted dentist.
As I noted above, the staff were all very welcoming and friendly and I appreciated that. However, being too aggressive on treatment procedures has definitely severed the relationship.