Oral Health

Question
Posted by: naked nun | 2008/08/17

Q.

dentist doing an awful job

dear dr dentist -

last week i went to see my dentist, who filled a bottom incisor because it was getting a dark spot sort of inside (visible from outside). Well, NOW less than a week later, this tooth is VEEERRRYYY sensitive - to brushing, flossing, cold food/drinks, hot food/drinks, room temperature food/drinks, cold air, hot air, normal air, biting, chewing, chomping, kissing, talking - to JUST ABOUT ANYTHING!!! should i go back to the same dentist and demand free fixing of this? Or should i rather go to a different one for some competent dental advice?

Also, why is it that SO MANY dentists, rather than advising us and explaining the exact repercussions of not flossing regularly, treat us like self-destructive imbeciles on whom they should try the whole guilt-trip theory???

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

you are right that your dentist should explain all aspects of treatment with you .I disagree with you in your statement that so many dentists do not discuss dental Care with patients well enough .first return to your orginal dentist withyour complaint and then if not satisfied seek a second opinion

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Posted by: naked nun | 2008/08/19

Ok, thank you, i get the message loudly and clearly!

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