When your dentist recommends a major procedure or expensive dental treatment, it’s prudent to seek a second opinion from another competent dentist and make an informed decision. After all, it is your health and happiness at stake and such important decisions should not be made without knowing all your available options and the up and downsides of each of the treatment options.
As part of Spring Hope Family Dentistry’s commitment to offer the best dental care to our patients, we value second opinions appointments. Second opinions allow our professional staff to empower patients by helping them become fully informed of their care options.
Unless you are experiencing a dental emergency, it can be educational and reassuring to seek a second opinion from another competent dentist for any of the following reasons:
If you desire a second opinion, it’s a good rule to seek advice from a dentist with at least the same level, or greater experience as your current dentist.
Next, contact our offices and speak to one of our team members. Our team members will discuss your desires with Dr. Weeks and schedule an appointment, if necessary.
You are not obligated to inform your current dentist that you are seeking a second opinion; however, most dentists will acknowledge their patients’ right to a second opinion.
If dental work has been performed already, be sure to ask for your x-rays and records to share with Dr. Weeks. This information will help Dr. Weeks understand what the dentist was faced with at the time of your first visit. Dr. Weeks may also order new x-rays to complete his comprehensive evaluation.