An initial recommendation concerning cosmetic dental work, or general dental care, might leave you with feelings of uncertainty. Many people who want to feel confident in their plan for dental treatment will seek out a second opinion appointment. This is often encouraged, simply because you should feel comfortable with a treatment plan, particularly one that involves a permanent change to your teeth. A second opinion is not just for those people who want to make sure an upcoming procedure is the one that best suits their needs. If you have been told not to worry about something that is bothering you, a second opinion can help reassure you, or allow your dentist to catch a problem that was almost overlooked.
Building Certainty Around Possible Dental Treatment
Your second opinion appointment may end with you receiving the same recommendation you received at your initial appointment. There is nothing wrong with this – in fact, it can be preferable if you are considering more involved work. Feeling more confident about something like the placement of porcelain veneers will make it easier to undergo treatment. This confidence is important for a procedure like this, as it does involve a permanent change to your teeth.
A Second Opinion Can Help If You Are Worried A Problem Is Being Overlooked
If your initial dental appointment downplays concerns you have about a particular symptom, a second opinion can be valuable. At your subsequent review, your dentist might feel that a problem you are dealing with really is serious, and deserving of prompt treatment. For instance, a chipped or cracked tooth may be be seen as merely a cosmetic concern until your second appointment, when it is determined that tooth needs restorative dental support. Of course, it is also possible that this follow up review will back up the initial evaluation. This can put you at ease, and help you let go of your fears about a particular issue.
Schedule Your Second Opinion Visit At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry
If you want to confirm a recent recommendation, Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can provide you with a second opinion appointment. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome and serve patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.