In case you were wondering whether your erstwhile dentist was pulling the wool over your eyes before pulling your teeth out, you could always double-check on this. In most cases there should be no reason for checking up on your local dentist. He is, after all, a medical professional. But in being a professional, he should take no offence upon discovering that you were checking up on him. He should be impressed enough to know that at least you care about your health that much to find out things and make certain of things for sure. And of course, as a consumer you have your rights. This checking up procedure of yours is what is known as seeking out a second opinion.
But whether you have a medical plan or not, the cost effect is still the same. Private dentistry costs money. And certainly, your medical plan may not be willing to cover the second opinion. But when you think about it, there should be cover for such events when dealing with serious and even life-threatening diseases. Every avenue must be exhausted to find the best outcomes for the bereaved patient. But for dentistry you may not need to go to such extremes. In the meantime, instead of visiting a second doctor, you could always check up what they are saying in the online journal of clinical dentistry.
Mention this online website to your dentist the next time you see him and you may just find that he has been there and done that already. In fact, as a professional he should be making it a regular habit to ‘check up on things’. This is an online journal that has tons of information for all and sundry, both doctors and their patients alike.