There are no specific rules about when to seek a second opinion, but here are a few guidelines to help make your decision a bit easier.
Consider getting a dental second opinion when:
There are a few reasons behind why you may want to get a second opinion on your dental treatment. Every dentist is a bit different when it comes to their education, training, specialties, and experience. Often, it can make sense to seek another opinion from a dentist that specializes in your particular problem or addresses your dental care in another fashion.
For instance, imagine that you’re anxious about your upcoming treatment, and it’s hard for you to keep your appointments because of this dental anxiety. Unfortunately, your current dentist isn’t taking your anxiety into account. You don’t have to suffer through your treatments just because you feel locked in a position of seeing your current dentist only. By seeking a second opinion, you can find a dentist who will address your fear in a positive manner as well as your dental health.
During your dental second opinion appointment, don’t be afraid to mention that you’re seeking a second opinion and why. This allows your dentist to address your specific concerns. Ask questions of your second-opinion dentist to get the most out of your appointment with the new dentist.
Don’t be shy with these questions as they will help you feel more confident with the proposed dental treatment. Bring in this list or a personalized list of questions that are tailored to your situation if you worry that you might forget your questions when at your appointment.
Many put off their dental health as less important than their overall health, but your dental health can often relate closely to your overall health. Don’t put off any major decisions for your dental health because of not seeking out a second opinion. A second opinion can help you get more educated on your dental care and options available to you.
Once you’ve received your dental second opinion, you’ll have to weigh the information you received during the appointment and make a decision on which path to take.
Boger Dental is here to help address your concerns when it comes to your dental health. Our staff understands that you need to feel confident in your treatment plans before moving forward. Contact us to make an appointment today to talk about a second opinion.