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Going to the Dentist

Discussion in 'Health' started by jlleiber, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    raj995

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    I am a dentist, so I'll give you my opinion on this. Obviously I have not seen your teeth or the radiographs, and you certainly may have some tooth decay. If you drink a lot of coke, sweet tea, eat sugary stuff, etc... there is a good chance you do. However, I would definitely get a second opinion. Hygienists legally are not aloud to diagnose tooth decay, but they do know what it looks like. My hygienists usually give the patients a heads up if they see some teeth that possibly have decay, then I make the final decision as to whether the teeth need any treatment. Every dentist is going to have a different opion on how to treat decay. It is very important that you have a trusting relationship with you dentist. If you did not like his personality, then you are going to dread every appointment. I would suggest calling a periodontist and ask them for a referral. They usually know most of the dentists in the area and know who the bests dentists are.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    You should start an "Ask the Denstist" thread.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    I wouldn't let the arrogance get in the way, it comes with the territory. Some of my best doctors have been arrogant bastards, but excel at what they do. At the end of the day, you want the guy who knows what the hell he's doing. Having said that, in many cases some fillings need done NOW, and some can wait. Yes, it is a business. Educate yourself about the whole process, get second opinions, and be prepared to ask your dentist (or any other doctor) lots of questions. A good doctor will encourage this, and will talk to you. If he won't speak candidly about treatment options and finances, then you have the right to go to his competition. Again, it is a business. Don't neglect treatment whatever you do, it never ends well.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    TROLL ALERT!!!

    A dentist in Louisiana?

    My feeble attempt at humor said the man from Mississippi. That better Jasmine?
     
  5. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    not a troll, sorry. actual dentist here. go to my website

    www.crawfordjarvisdental.com
     
  6. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    BTW, I lived in Oxford as a kid. I was born in Tupelo, but lived in Oxford until the 2nd grade. Have some great memories from there.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    get a new dentist. my dentist is amazing. he says, PAIN is the governor..if it doenst hurt, try to ride it out and keep a close eye on it.

    my FIL got hosed..bad by a crooked dentist.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    U just did a me...my last line says it all! Being from the south, I was making a "southern" joke. But at least Jasmine has two of us to follow around and poke fun at for the way we think. :)
     
  9. Dec 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    Too funny, I shoulda picked up on the humor!
     
  10. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    HOLY THREAD JACK!

    Thanks Jasmine...

    And Ray have you been to Oxford recently? It keeps getting better. For all those that trash the south (not bad on this site) I say they need to visit Oxford. It's a great little town. I'm not at all surprised it's regularly voted as one of the best small towns.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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    I stopped by for a few hours to look around about 6 years ago on my way to Memphis. It was very nice then and is probably nicer now.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    If you think the dude is a dickhead, go somewhere else. Do you really want him drilling on your teeth? Personality conflict is a red flag for me.

    I've had the same dentist for 15 years. Typically I go in for a cleaning and xrays, the hygeinist does the initial exam, then the dentist follows up. Yes, the dentist's actual time in the room is very quick. But I trust him, and he's not an arrogant dickhead.

    Find a dentist you trust. I've been paying a little extra for the last several years to keep using this dentist. He's not in my primary network, but he specializes in "comfort dentistry":rolleyes: and he is very good at that, worth the extra money.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    From Experience, when I was living in Phoenix. They(women) just make you feel more comfortable. No one enjoys going to the dentist....she/they would always make it that much better. I only went a few times, never have had a cavity or any teeth problems. Since I worked at a bakery at that time, I would often drop off a platter of goodies at their office. .......:cool:


    Nothing like the scent of a woman;)
     
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