Dental Second Opinion

Your dentist informs you that you have dental work that needs to be done. It may be either a crown or a root canal or that you have a mouthful of dental health problems that need to be fixed. But you're not sure that you really need what you’re being told or if it’s even necessary. What should you do?

If you feel like you want a second opinion about a dental health concern, it probably means you should get one. You're never wrong in seeking a second opinion. *It is best not to ask friends or family if you need a particular dental procedure. Get a professional that is trained and experienced.

Dr. Cappetta is a graduate of the UT dental school in San Antonio Texas and has 32 years of multi-procedural dental experience.  He will give you an un-bias assessment of your dental condition so you know for sure what to do, how much it should cost, and how long it should take to complete.

There is no hard-and-fast rule about which dental procedures shouldn't be done without a second opinion. It depends on the dental work that's proposed. Having or getting a filling is not as involved as having gum surgery.

When to Get a Dental Second Opinion

You should consider having second dental health professional weigh in on your dental health concerns if:

  • Your dentist has diagnosed a major problem, such as oral cancer.
  • You have had dental work that is not fixing your problem.
  • You are unsure if the recommended treatment is necessary, or you're concerned about the costs quoted.
  • You feel that your dentist is not qualified to treat your dental health problem.
  • You don't have good rapport with your current dentist.
  • Anytime you are unsure about if there are better options available.

The Benefits of Getting a Second Opinion for Dental Work

All dentists have unique backgrounds, because they were trained differently or because they have seen different sets of dental health problems in their practice. Multiple perspectives can help you make an informed decision about treatment.

 Consider asking these questions:

  • Do you agree with the diagnosis my dentist has made?
  • What treatment options do I have for my problem?
  • How much will each option cost me?
  • How will each treatment option improve my dental health?
  • What will happen if the problem is not treated?
  • What are the risks of each treatment option?
  • How long will the treatment benefits last? Will I need future treatments?

The most important thing is to avoid making any major decisions about your dental health until you are comfortable with the care and information you have received.

Call us today for a second opinion that may save you thousands of dollars.

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