Is My Dentist Telling Me the Truth?
Recently, I have seen some patients from other offices that have come in for second opinions. They were all recently seen by other dentists and were told that they have extensive problems with their teeth and need to have root canals, crowns, fillings, extractions, and/or implants. Sometimes the proposed treatments run into the tens of thousands of dollars. After evaluating their dental condition and X-rays, I am saddened with how often I disagree with the assessments of the other dentists. Sometimes I find that only the most expensive and invasive options were discussed with the patient. Sometimes the patients have felt pressured to begin work immediately and even pre-pay ...