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Second Opinions from the Dentist in Melbourne

September 23, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_richardson @ 9:56 pm

male smiling in the dental chairGetting a second opinion is a smart idea before you take on any type of medical or dental procedure. Seeing another professional will give you peace of mind and help to ensure that you are making smart decisions for your health — and that you don’t spend too much in the process. That’s why your dentist in Melbourne is happy to give second opinions!

The Value of a Second Opinion

No matter what type of restorative or cosmetic procedure you are considering, taking the time to have another professional evaluate the chosen treatment plan can end up saving you a significant amount of time, money, and stress in the long run. A second opinion is never a bad idea when you are considering a serious treatment, but here are some of the most common situations in which getting one is highly recommended.

  • You are interested in evaluating your options in cosmetic dentistry: There is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan for enhancing the appearance of a smile with cosmetic treatments, and visiting two dentists can help to ensure that you can meet your smile goals at the price that suits your budget best.
  • You have oral cancer or something potentially life-threatening: For the most complex cases, getting a second opinion before moving ahead with a treatment plan is of the utmost importance.
  • You need to have an oral surgery: Anytime an oral procedure is being discussed, you should definitely have the input of more than one professional. This can include anything from wisdom tooth extraction to a dental implant and everything in between.
  • You feel a little unsure: If you do not feel completely confident in a proposed treatment from your current dentist, it is totally your right to see someone else to have more input in what has been suggested. When it comes to your health, you should always trust your intuition!

What to Expect from a Second Opinion

When you visit your restorative and cosmetic dentist in Melbourne for a free second opinion, you can expect the appointment to begin with a brief but thorough discussion of what you are considering followed by an evaluation of your teeth and gums. X-rays and scans may be taken as needed.

After this exam, the dentist will provide input based on what would serve you best and whether or not an alternative treatment plan may be preferred. You don’t have to make any decisions right after the appointment is complete — take some time to think about your options! The happiest patients are always those who are the most informed, and that is the goal of a second opinion.

Contact Us Today!

Are you considering a restorative or cosmetic procedure to improve the health or appearance of your smile? Don’t wait to get a second opinion! Doing so can improve your results while increasing your overall satisfaction throughout the process. To schedule your second opinion, we invite you to get in touch by calling (321) 723-3477 today.

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