What do you say to patients who have concerns about dental x-rays?
Dental Work: Should You Get a Second Opinion?
Your dentist informs you that you have a mouthful of dental health problems that need to be fixed. But you're not sure you're ready for a ton of dental work, or if it’s even necessary. What should you do?
If you feel like you want a second opinion about a dental health concern, we are here to help. Drs. Michael and Brian Gallagher can readily access your dental needs.
A Second Opinion will give you Peace of mind. By getting a second opinion you will have peace of mind you are doing the right thing. The most important thing is to avoid making any major decisions about your dental health until you are comfortable with the care and information you have received.
We can help you answer the following questions:
At West Park Dental we prefer to preserve the natural tooth whenever possible through routine dental care and teaching our patients proper dental hygiene. Once the natural tooth is removed it does not grow back! We cannot guarantee patients will not need invasive dental work; however procedures involving removal of the natural tooth enamel is always a last resort! This allows our patients to keep their natural teeth as long as possible and saves our patients an ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY!
Contact us for your second opinion.
If you are looking for a gentle, courteous, and friendly dentist, then you've come to the right place. Our practice offers dental services for the entire family. Your oral health has a significant impact on your overall well being and our team is dedicated to providing you and your family with the best dental care possible.
The first thing most people notice about you is your smile. Advances in cosmetic dental care have made it possible for a dentist with the right training, qualifications and expertise to completely redesign your smile.
If you are missing one or more teeth, and wish to eat your favorite foods, increase your chewing ability, and improve your appearance, speech, and self-esteem, then you are a candidate for dental implants. The doctors at West Park Dental use the latest implant technology so you can smile again with confidence. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.
Do you find yourself waking at night gasping for breath? Are you exhausted all day long because you just can't get a good night's sleep?
'Apnea' is a Greek word meaning "without breath"; people who have apnea literally stop breathing in their sleep. A cessation of breath lasting for 10 seconds in adults, or 2 and 1/2 breath cycles in a child, is the clinical definition of sleep apnea.
X-rays are used for diagnostic purposes, and to protect the patient from oral health problems that could arise—or are currently present—which would not be discovered without the use of this important diagnostic tool.