I had some tooth pain and called an emergency dentist. I knew of one cavity already, but suspected there was more than one, because the tooth next to it was hurting as well. When I got there he seemed rushed and just banged around. He told me there was one cavity, but not on the tooth I knew there was. When I pointed out the other tooth, he just said, “Oh yeah. That one too” and sent me on my way. I have no confidence in this dentist and am not sure how to move forward. What would you recommend?
Amanda – New Jersey
It sounds like the emergency dentist you went to was in a rush. I’m a little surprised he missed a cavity, especially one you already knew was there. But, dentists can have bad days too, I suppose.
You’ve lost confidence in this dentist. As he’s not your regular dentist, I’d suggest you just schedule an appointment with another dentist to have the actual work done. Let them know ahead of time what the previous dentist said, so they’re prepared in the appointment to set aside time to deal with fillings.
They’ll likely want to double check what the emergency dentist said and do an x-ray, just to be sure.
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