Like with any profession, dentists do not share the same opinions regarding treatment. If you have taken your child to a general dentist or to another pediatric dentist and are unsure of their recommendations, we urge you to seek a complimentary second opinion with Dr Mike at Little Pearls Dentistry for Children in Lansdowne, Virginia.
You should never feel pressure to accept the recommendations you receive for your child’s treatment plan. Whatever reasons you have, you should always feel free to pursue a second opinion.
If you have brought your child to the dentist for the first time in a long time, the dentist may have found some issues and has recommended treatment. Even if you take your child to the dentist regularly, the dentist may have found something new. It is natural to feel overwhelmed by this and to have questions such as whether the treatment is actually necessary, what other options exist, and how much it will cost. If you are not comfortable with a diagnosis and treatment plan we encourage you to seek a second opinion.
There are many reasons you should learn about your child’s condition and the recommended treatment. The more you know, the better discussions you can have with your child’s dentist about proposed treatments. Always ask questions. A dentist should be able to patiently answer all your questions and provide you with all options for treatment. At Little Pearls Dentistry for Children, we take the time to answer your questions because we love informed parents who want the best for their child. We want you to make an educated decision for your child. Ultimately, it is about peace of mind and feeling secure in the choices you make. If it takes a second opinion to feel that security, you should absolutely seek one.
If you would like a second opinion regarding your child’s dental health, you can reach out to Dr. Michael Gazori and the team at Little Pearls Dentistry for Children. Dr. Mike would love to sit down with you and your child, discuss the necessity and options for treatment, and answer any questions you may have. Whether you return to our office for treatment, if necessary, or not is irrelevant to us. We are happy to provide this consultation for no charge to provide you with the knowledge we have and to hopefully give you some peace of mind. Please call today at (571) 601-2080 to schedule a consultation.