Imagine this: you take your car in for service and the mechanic tells you that the total cost of repairs and replacements will come to $2,500. $2,500!? What would you do? You’d probably want to get a second opinion before spending that kind of money on auto work. Well, dental work might also warrant a second opinion. At Distinguished Dental, Dr. Sheri McIntosh and her team of dental hygienists and dental assistants are happy to give you a FREE second opinion.
Whether you’ve had treatment recommended that you’re not sure about, or if you’ve had a less than pleasant experience elsewhere, we can ease your concerns. For patients as well as non-patients, Dr. McIntosh is committed to helping you make the right decision about your and your family’s oral health.
Restorative Dentistry Keller Trusts
In the past, we’ve had patients come to our office for a second opinion after having been told they need a number of crowns and fillings, despite the fact that they’ve never had cavities before. If this is your case, then we will visually inspect your teeth for honest signs of tooth decay. Your previous dentist may be able to share x-rays with us. If not, we can take digital x-rays, which allow us to obtain a clearer image of your teeth, your gums and in between your teeth. Should we find a cavity, then you can count on Dr. McIntosh to offer the most conservative recommendation. We offer tooth-colored fillings that are made from composite resin material blended to match the natural color of your tooth. No one but you and the team at Distinguished Dental will be able to tell that you’ve had a tooth repaired.
For Gum Disease Therapy, Keller Turns to Distinguished Dental
Another diagnosis that we are often asked to give a second opinion about is gum disease. Gum disease—also known as periodontal disease—is certainly more common than most people realize. Estimates are that nearly half of adults have one of the two types of gum disease, gingivitis or periodontitis, and don’t know they have this chronic infection. If we see the true signs of gum disease, which include red or swollen gums, gums that bleed easily when brushed or flossed, loose or shifted teeth, gum pockets and bad breath, then we can offer gum disease therapy. This may include scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line, soft-tissue laser treatment, or the use of Arestin, an antibiotic.
Call Our Office Today
If you’ve been given a diagnosis that you question, then schedule an appointment for a FREE second opinion with Distinguished Dental in Keller, TX. Our practice welcomes patients from surrounding areas including Roanoke, Haltom City, Fort Worth, Westlake, and Southlake.