Monthly Archives: February 2016

Can You Be Sedated Because You Don’t Like Your Dentist

I have a dentist who is very good at his job. He’s done my cosmetic work too and always makes my smile look great.  The only problem  I have is he’s kind of an annoying, arrogant, condescending git.  I don’t want to leave his practice, because I know I’ll always have a  great smile, which is important  in my line of work. So, I’m wondering if it is appropriate to get sedation just to not have to deal with him?

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Dear Anonymous,

You can use sedation dentistry for anything that makes you uncomfortable at the dentist’s office. However, I’m going to suggest you don’t. Instead, I want you to look for another dentist.

I know your dentist does a great job for you, but there are other great cosmetic dentists. Ones that won’t make you feel like you need to be asleep to deal with  them.

You want a fantastic cosmetic dentist. Contact the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. They can find one you’ll be thrilled with.

This blog is brought to you by Libertyville Dentist Dr. David Potts.

How often should a crown fall off?

I’ve had a dental crown fall off six times.  I’ve not had any dental crowns and I’m wondering how common it is for them to fall off. it’s becoming quite inconvenient to constantly have to schedule appointments to have it bonded back in.

Hannah S. – Little Rock, AR


Six Times! Are you kidding me?  I need to tell you that most dentists go an entire career without having a crown fall out. I can’t hardly fathom a dentist have the same crown fall out more than once.

I’m going to tell you to go to a different dentist. If you can’t get into one quickly, I suggest just going to an emergency dentist.  Anyone is bound to bond it on better than your dentist.

I’m very sorry this happened to you.

This blog is brought to you by Libertyville Dentist Dr. David Potts.