The decision to receive dental care is a big one. For most people, professional dental care is a normal, routine part of health care, but what about smile makeover dentistry? Cosmetic and/or restorative dentistry requires an investment of your time, money, trust, and one of your most-noticeable assets: your smile. Because of this, Livonia comprehensive care dentist Dr. James Stewart understands when you need a second opinion and he is happy to provide one for you.
When to Seek a Second Opinion
More than anything, it’s important to follow your instincts when it comes to deciding who will complete your smile makeover and routine dental care. Even if you’ve gone to your dentist for years, if something he or she is telling you about your potential cosmetic, restorative, or general dental work sounds odd or doesn’t sit well with you, it’s time to find another dentist to care for your smile.
A second opinion should also be sought out in the following situations:
- Your dentist has diagnosed a major health problem, such as oral cancer.
- You have had dental work that is not correcting the problem that originally brought you in to the dental office.
- You are unsure if the recommended treatment is necessary and/or you’re concerned about costs.
- You feel that your dentist is not qualified to treat your dental health problem or smile makeover case.
Your Second Opinion from Dr. Stewart
Even if Dr. Stewart isn’t your regular dentist, he has years of training, experience, and expertise behind him and can offer an accurate second opinion when it comes to your dental health and your smile makeover. To obtain a second opinion from Dr. Stewart, simply call our Livonia dentist office at (734) 425-4400 and tell us that you’d like to reserve a second opinion appointment.
At this appointment, Dr. Stewart will fully examine your mouth to become familiar with your dental situation and will then ask about what brought you in. Once you share your concerns, Dr. Stewart will make his recommendation for your dental care. If you decide to proceed with the treatment Dr. Stewart suggests, Dr. Stewart will design a treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
If you’re in need of a second opinion from a respected dentist, don’t hesitate any long. You may be delaying dental treatment that you need to maintain a healthy smile. Call (734) 425-4400 or visit us online at jamesstewartdds.com to reserve an appointment.