Should you seek a second opinion for dental work?

You can refuse any recommended dental treatment that you are not comfortable with. You may feel unsure if you should question this, but every patient has the right to obtain a second opinion. Here at JR Dental, we gladly offer second opinions for dental procedures such as fillings, tooth extractions, root canals, crowns, implants and more.

Here are some signs that indicate you might want to seek a second opinion for dental work.

You are diagnosed with a potentially serious oral health issue

If you have been diagnosed with oral cancer, it is a good idea to consult with another dentist for a second opinion. Oral cancer is a serious oral health issue, which requires intensive treatment and coordination from both your medical and dental teams.

Your dentist recommends a dental treatment that you are unsure about

Have you chipped your tooth and your dentist recommended replacing the chipped tooth with an implant? But you prefer a crown over an implant. First, discuss this with your dentist and if they still recommend the same treatment plan, visit another dentist for a second opinion.

Your dentist recommends oral surgery

Your dentist recommends oral surgery, such as extracting or pulling your tooth to treat your broken jaw. But you’re not sure that is the best thing for you.  One of our oral surgeons can evaluate you and recommend the best course of action.

Your dentist has performed dental work that still has not fixed the issue

second-opinion-dental-workIf your dentist has performed dental work that has not fixed your dental issue and has recommended performing more dental work, it will be wise to get a second opinion for another dentist.

Your dentist is not qualified to treat your oral health issue

If you feel that your dentist is not qualified to treat your oral health issue, getting a second opinion or even changing your dentist might be necessary. It is important that you feel confident about the treatment plan your dentist suggests to you.

You and your dentist do not have a good relationship

If you and your dentist do not have an open relationship, you should consider permanently changing your dentist. Even in the case of minor treatment, you can question their recommendation and knowledge. And you should always visit a dentist whose advice you can trust.

When you are seeking a second opinion, it doesn’t mean you are questioning your dentist’s knowledge or expertise, but rather you are getting a second opinion just to confirm your dentist’s recommendation. second-opinions-dental JR Dental’s mission is to provide dental care based on mutual trust and respect at a price you can afford. Our number one priority is our patient’s well-being. We implement all the tools and the latest technology available to make sure you have a comfortable experience during your dental visit.

We proudly provide quality dental care to the community of Jacksonville, FL and surrounding areas. Our featured services are general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, dental implants and much more. We’ll be glad to hear from you if you have any questions or are looking for a second opinion. We strive to always offer treatment plans that are in your best interest for maximum dental health.

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