SOURCE: Larson Dentistry

August 27, 2012 10:41 ET

San Francisco Dentist Dr. Greg Larson Discusses Second Opinions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - San Francisco dentist Dr. Larson encourages patients to come for regular checkups, but he is also available to patients who need second opinions and consultations.

When choosing among the many dentists, finding one the patient can trust with their oral care is essential. That's why Larson offers these guidelines to determine when it's time to seek a second opinion on dental procedures:

If The Patient Feels Uncomfortable
It is the responsibility of the dentist and their office team to ensure comfort and safety. When a patient stops feeling taken care of, it's time to seek a second opinion or look for a more pleasant environment. Many practices offer amenities to increase comfort, and for fearful patients, many pain free dentistry services via sedation.

If Things Don't Add Up
An important question patients should ask themselves is whether their diagnosis is consistent with their oral health routine.

The skills, post-graduate education or standard of care vary among dentists. At times, different dentists will offer a different solution to the same problem. If something doesn't add up, this is the time to set up a consultation with another dentist for reevaluation.

If A Dentist Doesn't Listen, Won't Explain
When patients talk to their dentist, they should feel comfortable discussing any problems they are experiencing, from something as simple as needing teeth whitening to more complex issues. Dentists who have successful outcomes are quick to listen to their patients' concerns. This includes their cosmetic concerns as well. In San Rafael, Invisalign, dental implants and other cosmetic dentistry procedures are interesting to patients.

When a patient's dentist or hygienist isn't 100 percent forthcoming regarding treatment options or won't respond to requests for more information, it's time to see who else is available to meet their dental needs.

Patients should learn to be proactive regarding their oral health and find a dentist they can trust. When this happens, they may surprise themselves and even become excited for their next dentist visit.

Learn More
To learn more about San Francisco sedation dentist, Dr. Larson and the different dental services he offers please call at (415)397-2804.

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