Second Opinion Dentist in NYC
Patients often come in to our office requesting a second opinion for dental work after they have seen another dentist in New York City. I always welcome my patients to seek second opinions as well.
Second Opinion for Dental Work
Many times, I agree with their recommendations. However, sometimes, I disagree because I feel they’ve chosen the wrong procedure or made the wrong diagnosis. Sometimes, they recommended procedures that are not necessary.
Unfortunately, many dentists violate the patient, doctor relationship and make recommendations for monetary gain. I would like to think that this is not the norm, however, it occurs often. Many times, patients have come to my office claiming they have cavities and wanted a second opinion. Upon physical exam and x-rays, I do not note any cavities present. In this case, the dentist either made a wrong diagnosis or made recommendations based on monetary gain.
Additionally, sometimes I disagree with their choice of materials or the complexity of procedures required. On occasion, patients have come in saying that they were told that they needed a crown because a tooth could not be saved due to decay and cracking. When I examine them, the tooth can be saved and does not need to be crowned. I perform a bonding or filing and save the tooth. Also, at times I will disagree with the choice of materials used to fill a tooth. We use the least toxic materials which cost more and thus reduces our profit, but we always do what’s best for our patients.
Other times, patients come in for second opinions for cosmetic dental procedures in New York based on price. Often dentists that provide low prices for cosmetic work also provide lower service and have lower skills. Other times the price is too high and they’re shopping around for a better deal. At Sachar dental, we have upfront pricing. We offer a affordable pricing for excellent work. We do not claim to be the cheapest, however, we do claim to be the best cosmetic dentists in New York. We stand behind our work and offer a guarantee that if you’re not happy, we will have you come back for as many times as it takes to make sure you are satisfied.
Here are two quick examples of recent second opinion for dental work that I have experienced.
1) Second opinion for general dentistry
A young woman came in and was told by her dentist that she had 4 cavities that needed to be drilled and filled. She was skeptical as she has only had one cavity in her life and takes good care of her teeth, brushing and flossing daily. When I examined her and performed x-rays, I did not see any cavities. There was no question that there were none present. By coming for a second opinion she saved 4 normal teeth from having unnecessary work done.
2) Second opinion for tooth implant
A 54 year old man came in and was told his molar was cracked beyond repair and needed to be removed. The dentist told him that he would remove the tooth and replace it with an implant. When I examined the patient and took x-rays, the tooth was mildly cracked and was saved by performing a crown.
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We encourage our patients to get second opinions if there are any doubts as to what we have told them. I am sure that our recommendations are one hundred percent accurate and ethical. We invite all other patients to come to us for a second opinion, and promise to give ethical and good medical advice when they come in. Call us today to come in for a second opinion for dental work!