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How can determine whether a gum dentist is not overtreating me to generate income?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Word of mouth

Ask your local community.

In brief: Word of mouth

Ask your local community.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Allen Fein
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Respect Gut Feelings

It is useful to listen to one's gut feelings, but not useful to impulsively make important decisions, especially when it comes to one's health.
Gum dentists, better known as periodentists, are scarce in supply and their services usually come at a high price. Their training is far more than a general dentist. Their offices are well equipped and staffed. Ask around. Consider a second opinion.

In brief: Respect Gut Feelings

It is useful to listen to one's gut feelings, but not useful to impulsively make important decisions, especially when it comes to one's health.
Gum dentists, better known as periodentists, are scarce in supply and their services usually come at a high price. Their training is far more than a general dentist. Their offices are well equipped and staffed. Ask around. Consider a second opinion.
Dr. Allen Fein
Dr. Allen Fein
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2nd opinion

Besides asking the local community (you might want to even check yelp) , you can get a 2nd opinion from another periodontist or even from your favorite general dentist ( who even though doesnt do the same work, will have a general idea of what procedures should cost).
If the work is not urgent, take your time finding a person you can trust or are comfortable with.

In brief: 2nd opinion

Besides asking the local community (you might want to even check yelp) , you can get a 2nd opinion from another periodontist or even from your favorite general dentist ( who even though doesnt do the same work, will have a general idea of what procedures should cost).
If the work is not urgent, take your time finding a person you can trust or are comfortable with.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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