You need to fully understand the condition of your mouth to make a well-informed decision about dental treatment. If you don’t feel confident with your diagnosis or the information you have received from a dental professional, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with Dr. Pate and seek a second opinion. There is no insult in seeking a second opinion — in fact, if you’re not comfortable with Dr. Pate’s treatment recommendation, he wants you to get a second opinion!
Benefits of a Second Opinion
A second opinion allows a new dentist to examine your mouth with a fresh perspective. Dentists have different training, backgrounds, philosophies, and techniques, so a new set of expert eyes can provide additional information to help you understand your situation and options. Here are a few advantages that you may receive from your second opinion:
- Further oral health information and explanation
- Alternate treatment options
- A different diagnosis
- Different treatment costs
- Peace of mind
- Cosmetic recommendations
If the second opinion differs from the first opinion, consider seeking a third opinion to help balance your options and make the best decision for your health.
Finding an Atlanta Dentist
You deserve a dentist you can trust to provide a thorough assessment and an honest second opinion. You need a dentist who has the education and qualifications to keep your mouth healthy and beautiful. Start by asking your friends and family for advice. If you want a professional recommendation, feel free to ask Dr. Pate for help. He offers first, second, or third opinion consultations to patients in the Atlanta area and will provide a full oral assessment and discuss all your options.
You should never commit to any dental treatment until you feel completely comfortable with your oral health. Contact Dr. Pate at Dentistry in Buckhead at (404) 266-9424 to request a consultation. We welcome patients from Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Lenox, Brookhaven, Atlanta, and surrounding communities.