Q I went to the dentist with a toothache and have been told I need multiple proceduers on teeth I did not have any problem with before. What now?
If there is any doubt about whether a procedure is necessary you always have the right to seek a second opinion. Many times, the dentist who recommended the procedure is even willing to make a recommendation for a second opinion.
Of course, you are the one who gets to decide who to seek that opinion from, but the most important thing is to not go forward with treatment if you are not 100% comfortable with the treatment or do not understand it fully. You should understand what is to be done, why it is necessary and what future issues you may have at the treatment sites.
Dental procedures can be expensive and many are irreversible, so it is important that you