Can a dentist tell if...

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    pava

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    Hello

    I sought a second opinion and was told that my fillings are cracking (four teeth)
    I ended up having them fixed by the "second opinion" dentist.

    My question is - will my original dentist be able to tell that someone else did the work?
    I am afraid he may think I am disloyal.

    I would be grateful for your advice.
     
    pava, Feb 12, 2019
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    Why did you go for a 2nd opinion?
    Why did you go through with the proposed treatment?
    Why are you going back to your former dentist?
    And of course he can tell. Wouldn't bother me though, you're not my pet dog or something.
     
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    The second dentist x-rayed the teeth I complained about.

    I went for a second opinion as my first dentist did nothing on several occasions when I complained about a tooth.
    For example I had pain in a newly root canaled and crowned tooth and he kept saying: it looks ok. (He prefers to shave off opposing teeth instead of taking an x-ray). As it turned out the tooth in question was broken (its root).
    On another occasion I was scheduled for two implants. I complained about a neighboring tooth; and he said this particular tooth could also be replaced by an implant. He didn't even check if this tooth could be saved in another way. Again no X ray was taken to check.
    And it happened again with another tooth.
    I was planning to go back to him, as he has a very good implant specialist.
    it's also so hard to tell who is good and who isn't. My friend went to four dentists and one told him he needs 9 fillings, and another said only 2.
     
    pava, Feb 19, 2019
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