Typically, you trust your doctors and dentists to provide accurate diagnoses and sound opinions. However, if your dentist’s recommendation rings false for any reason, you may want to seek a second dental opinion. At our Moreno Valley, CA practice, we provide thorough consultations using advanced imaging and diagnostic technology. We will evaluate your oral health, current diagnosis, and your regular dentist’s treatment plan. Then we will determine whether or not this plan is in your best interests. When you seek a second opinion at Value Dental Centers Moreno Valley, you are under no obligation. You are free to return to your regular practitioner if his or her diagnosis proves correct. Even if we determine that another treatment would be more appropriate, you are free to choose another practice.
When Should You Get a Second Opinion?
There are a number of situations in which you may want to seek a second dental opinion. These scenarios include:
- Your dentist recommends extensive treatment despite a lack of symptoms.
- Your dentist diagnoses a serious concern, such as oral cancer or advanced gum disease.
- Your dentist says that many of your current dental restorations need to be replaced.
- You feel that you are being pressured into treatment.
- Your dentist does not keep you informed, explain various treatment options, or allow you to see your own x-rays.
- Your dentist does not seem confident or lacks the appropriate experience to treat your condition.
- You do not feel personally comfortable with your dentist.
The Benefits of a Second Dental Opinion
Getting a second opinion can save you the hassle and expense of unneeded dental treatment. Even if your primary dentist turns out to be right, a second opinion can give you a lot of peace of mind. Finally, after consulting with someone else, you may find a dentist with whom you feel more comfortable.
Why Choose Value Dental Centers for Your Second Opinion?
Value Dental Centers Moreno Valley is a great place to get a second opinion. We always put our patients’ interests ahead of our own. Therefore, we will never recommend treatment that you do not need. In addition, when you come to our practice, you are under no obligation to undergo further treatment with us. If desired, you can return to your regular dentist, or you can find another practitioner. However, like many patients, you may choose to stay with us to benefit from our skilled hands and advanced technology.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
When you come in for your appointment, we will conduct a thorough exam. We will evaluate your previous x-rays, and we can take a new set, if needed. Armed with a thorough understanding of your dental health, we can tell you whether we agree with your regular dentist. If applicable, we will recommend a different treatment option. During your consultation, we will outline the cost, treatment timeline, and probable outcome of this procedure. If you want, we will then schedule an appointment to provide the care you need.
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If you are feeling anxious about your dentist’s diagnosis, contact our office for a second opinion.