What Kinds of Things Can I Complain About?
If you have a lot of cavities or may need extensive dental work, it is important that you understand exactly what procedures need to be done and what they are. You should also know how the procedure is performed and how many visits it will take to complete. If your dentist doesn’t explain this to you very well, by all means, ask all the questions you need to.
Most dentists will show you the x-rays of your teeth before recommending a procedure. They will show you what is wrong, on what tooth and what options you have to correct it. But sometimes the dentist talks too fast. Or the dentist may show you what is wrong with several teeth without making sure that you know what tooth, specifically, is being discussed. This causes a problem when you have the procedure because you may think it was going to be on one tooth and then you may discover it was on another tooth.
You are perfectly within your rights to ask your dentist to slow down. If you aren’t sure which tooth he is pointing to, then ask. They are your teeth, and you have to know what you are going to have to live with. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (503) 746-9361.