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How can I go for a second consult with a dental specialist without the first one knowing and making contact? This is not as simple as it sounds.(?)
Simple: Just request that the 2nd opinion specialist does not discuss your visit with the first one. This is your right if you choose to exercise it. The Dentist is bound by HIPPA to keep your information private unless you authorize it released in writing. I do this frequently for patients. Get the 2nd opinion. Others go out of town or state - a lot of trouble. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None of my dental specialists in south Florida will see a patient that has piercing pain as an emergency to include Friday thru Sunday. What do I do?
GP or Hospital GPR: Try a General Practioner who sees emergencies on an 24 hour basis or try a hospital that has a dental residency program where the dentists getting advanced training will treat you. You may have to travel a little, but the pain relief will be worth the trip. You may also want to call the Florida Dental Association for guidance. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which type of dental specialists would be able to diagnose the need, or not, for an upper molar sinus lift?
What is a customary amount of time to wait on a mailed dental specialist consult report to me? (office may be running it via insurance, as well).
Call the office &ask: As we don't know the dentist, the insurance company, the reason for the report nor the work load of all involved, we can't give you any reasonably accurate answer. I would guess two weeks to over a month. Your best bet is to call the office and ask them that question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many sinus lifts (for implant) should a dental specialist have done in the past year to give me confidence he/she can handle the work to be done?
About how many millimeters would a sulcus have to be to show the need for gum flap surgery (vs. Wait & see) by a dental specialist?
Sulcus depth: Generally any probing depths in excess of 4-5mm are indicating early to moderate signs of destruction of attachment taking place and anything 5mm or deeper is impossible to completely clean with normal brushing and flossing. When attachment and bone begin to show signs of deterioration depending on how widespread it is in the mouth you are moving into gum surgery territory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refined #: a missing buccal wall of the bone caused by extraction trauma is best rebuilt by what dental specialist? I hope you can all agree.
Oral surgeon : Either an oral surgeon or periodontist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why hasn't my dental specialist tested me for bacterial type? Flap surgery to extraction always comes up as only option. Can testing really help?
Surgery: In determining the treatment recommendations bacterial culturing can be of help but we are limited in type specific treatments available. The overall treatment plan covers a understanding of patient medical history , habits, previous outcomes and establishing a health profile. An experienced provider then recommends the best proven long term treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental specialists: what do you think of Pinhole Surgical Rejuvenation for recessed gums (no sutures needed)?
It is great: If you are a candidate than its a great non- invasive procedure with great results. See a pinhole technique specialist for more information. ...Read more
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