If you have received a surprising or serious diagnosis, you may want to seek a second opinion. Visiting another practitioner can give you much-needed peace of mind, and in some cases, it can save you from unnecessary dental treatment. We provide honest second opinions in dentistry at our Chandler, AZ office. When you visit Value Dental Centers Chandler, we believe in conservative, high quality dental care and never suggest a procedure unless it is necessary (or elective). In addition, our consultations involve no obligation. After your appointment, you are free to seek treatment elsewhere, if desired. Of course, we can also provide effective, personalized care here in our state-of-the-art office.
Should You Seek a Second Opinion?
In any of the following situations, you could benefit greatly from a second opinion:
- You do not have any symptoms, yet your dentist has diagnosed widespread decay, dental infection, or some other extensive problem.
- Your dentist tells you that you have a number of failed dental restorations that must be replaced.
- Your dentist does not communicate with you clearly.
- Your practitioner will not show you your photos or x-rays.
- You feel pressured by your treatment team in any way.
- You receive a grave diagnosis, such as oral cancer or advanced gum disease.
- You do not feel comfortable with your dentist.
Why Second Opinions Are So Important
In the above situations, a second opinion can have many benefits. Even if your normal dentist is correct, with a second opinion, you can receive needed treatment without hesitation or worry. Unfortunately, however, your original practitioner could also provide an incorrect diagnosis. Often, this will occur because of inexperience or poor diagnostic technology. In still other cases, your regular dentist could intentionally mislead you, hoping that you will choose an unnecessary or costly procedure. In all of these instances, a second opinion could save you significant time, money, and inconvenience. At other times, it could even save your smile and ongoing dental health.
Why Choose Value Dental Centers for Your Consultation?
If you are questioning your initial diagnosis, you naturally want a trustworthy dentist for your second opinion. When you come to Value Dental Centers, you know you are in good hands. Our dentists have experience in virtually all areas of dentistry. They are completely honest and will never recommend unneeded treatment. We also use advanced diagnostic technology, such as laser cavity detection. This tool will measure the levels of fluorescence in your teeth. In this way, it can quickly and accurately reveal dental decay. Laser cavity detection is more accurate than visual exams and more efficient than x-rays.
Finally, you are under no obligation when you seek a second opinion at our practice. We will evaluate your oral health and make a recommendation for treatment. If we agree with your regular dentist, we will tell you so upfront. You are then free to return to him or her for your procedure. On the other hand, if we believe that an alternative procedure may be more appropriate for you, we can schedule you for an appointment. With our personalized approach and ultra-modern technology, we can provide personalized, minimal-discomfort care.