Before undergoing any dental treatment, you should feel sure that the procedure is in your best interests. If another dentist recently recommended invasive or expensive treatment, you may want a second opinion. David S. Eshom, DDS, can evaluate your teeth to determine whether such treatment is really right for you. During a reasonably priced, half-hour consultation, he will examine your oral health and discuss various treatment options. This is a no-obligation service. You are free to return to your regular dentist if your initial diagnosis was correct. Do not undergo treatment you do not really need. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eshom.
Should You Seek a Second Opinion?
There are a number of reasons that you may want a second opinion. In most cases, you can trust a medical expert to provide an honest, knowledgeable diagnosis. However, if your dentist suddenly “discovers” a serious condition with no side effects, you may benefit from another opinion. For example, gum disease, extensive decay, and dental infection all typically produce notable discomfort. If you have not noticed any changes in your oral wellness, Dr. Eshom can look for signs of these conditions.
You might also seek a second opinion if your dentist recommends an invasive or expensive treatment and does not mention any other alternatives. Your dentist may be perfectly honest in his or her evaluation. Nevertheless, with the rapidly changing field of dentistry, there may be other options of which he or she is unaware. We encourage you to seek a second opinion if your dentist has recommended extraction, multiple fillings, or a treatment that costs more than $2000. You should also trust your own instincts. If something simply does not feel right to you, it will not hurt to schedule an appointment with another dentist.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
Dr. Eshom will give a second opinion during a half-hour, private consultation. For just $49, he will conduct a manual screening of your teeth. He will also take pictures of individual teeth and examine your x-rays. (He can also take new x-rays for an additional charge.) He will provide an honest diagnosis, thoroughly explaining your dental health and treatment options. Dr. Eshom will outline the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Then he will help you choose the one that is most appropriate for you. Finally, he will provide his recommendation in writing, along with a treatment estimate and personalized timeline.
The Benefits of a Second Opinion
Getting a second opinion could be one of the most important things you do for your dental health. If your original dentist was wrong, Dr. Eshom’s evaluation could save you a significant amount of money, time, and discomfort. Even if your diagnosis was correct, Dr. Eshom also be able to recommend a more appropriate or reasonably priced treatment. In other cases, he may suggest a less invasive option that would preserve more of your healthy tooth structure. Of course, the first dentist may have been entirely accurate in his or her assessment. Even so, Dr. Eshom’s evaluation can set your mind at ease regarding your upcoming treatment.
Why Get a Second Opinion from Dr. Eshom?
If you are seeking a second opinion, you definitely want to visit a dentist you can trust. Dr. Eshom has over 30 years of experience. He is renowned for his honesty and commitment to his patients. In addition, our practice is equipped with advanced technology for the most accurate diagnoses possible. Digital x-rays and photographs can be magnified many times to reveal even tiny cracks, decayed areas, and other concerns. We also use laser cavity detection to uncover decay in the earliest stages. Once Dr. Eshom has evaluated your oral health, he will thoroughly explain your condition and treatment options, using your pictures and x-rays as a visual aid.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Appointment
If you feel unsettled by your dental diagnosis, do not hesitate to seek a second opinion. Contact our office and request an evaluation. Or, for a faster response, call us today at (858) 455-9151.Leave a reply