So, went to the dentist yesterday for the first time in probably 2 years. Not because I have toothaches, but because I just started on my own insurance (finally got kicked off the 'rents), so I figured I should make use of the money I'm spending.
The cleaning technician came in and reviewed my xrays and said they looked pretty good, but then the actual dentist came in for the exam and seemed kind of like an arrogant guy. Wearing casual clothes, fast talker, and went through the exam very quickly and ended up telling me I need 10 fillings (!). I said I haven't felt any pain and was wondering if they were absolutely necessary, or if stringent flossing would prevent any further decay. He basically laughed in my face, like how dare I question his opinion. After insurance, I'd end up paying nearly $700 for these fillings.
I feel like he was rushing through the exam and just calling out fillings left and right, and his smug attitude to my questions kind of reinforced that feeling. 10 just seems like a lot to me, so I'm wondering if anyone has had similar experiences or if I should try a new dentist and get a second opinion? I definitely understand the importance of teeth health and maybe I'm just being a tightwad haha. Just looking for some thoughts