Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • venomx
    • By venomx 15th Jun 19, 11:09 AM
    • 353Posts
    • 35Thanks
    venomx
    Should I Go Back To Dentist ?
    • #1
    • 15th Jun 19, 11:09 AM
    Should I Go Back To Dentist ? 15th Jun 19 at 11:09 AM
    Had a checkup last month and after doing two x-rays was told I have a cavity and he recommended getting a filling, which I had yesterday.



    After close inspection there is a small brown crack on one of my other teeth ( on the side of it ) , I’m considering going back to get it checked out, however surely if it was a concern he would have noticed it ?

    He mentioned the word " Watch " twice whilst doing my check up last month. Not sure whether to leave it until my next check up or go in asap to get it checked ? Thanks
    Last edited by venomx; 15-06-2019 at 11:23 AM.
Page 1
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 15th Jun 19, 12:00 PM
    • 5,903 Posts
    • 7,310 Thanks
    theoretica
    • #2
    • 15th Jun 19, 12:00 PM
    • #2
    • 15th Jun 19, 12:00 PM
    Why not ask the receptionist/dentist if he wants to see you again about this?
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
    • venomx
    • By venomx 15th Jun 19, 1:29 PM
    • 353 Posts
    • 35 Thanks
    venomx
    • #3
    • 15th Jun 19, 1:29 PM
    • #3
    • 15th Jun 19, 1:29 PM
    Why not ask the receptionist/dentist if he wants to see you again about this?
    Originally posted by theoretica
    They're not open over the weekend which is why im asking
    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 15th Jun 19, 11:44 PM
    • 9,117 Posts
    • 10,964 Thanks
    Toothsmith
    • #4
    • 15th Jun 19, 11:44 PM
    • #4
    • 15th Jun 19, 11:44 PM
    Well you wouldn't see anyone over the weekend anyway!

    Ring up on Monday and let them know your concerns and see what they say.

    On the vast majority of patients over 30 there are stains lines & marks that can look like cracks. If I tried to note every one individually, a check up would last hours. The vast majority are completely normal.

    The problem is, people very rarely look closely at their teeth on a regular basis! Occasionally they will have a look just before they go to the dentist - but mostly they have a really good look just after the dentist has done something to see what it looks like now! That's when they spot all sorts of things and think "Ooohh - is this right?" But it is almost certainly something that has been like that for years!

    Obviously I can't say this with certainty. I can't see your mouth. So the best way to put your mind at rest is to ring up and see what they say.
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • venomx
    • By venomx 16th Jun 19, 1:32 PM
    • 353 Posts
    • 35 Thanks
    venomx
    • #5
    • 16th Jun 19, 1:32 PM
    • #5
    • 16th Jun 19, 1:32 PM
    Well you wouldn't see anyone over the weekend anyway!

    Ring up on Monday and let them know your concerns and see what they say.

    On the vast majority of patients over 30 there are stains lines & marks that can look like cracks. If I tried to note every one individually, a check up would last hours. The vast majority are completely normal.

    The problem is, people very rarely look closely at their teeth on a regular basis! Occasionally they will have a look just before they go to the dentist - but mostly they have a really good look just after the dentist has done something to see what it looks like now! That's when they spot all sorts of things and think "Ooohh - is this right?" But it is almost certainly something that has been like that for years!

    Obviously I can't say this with certainty. I can't see your mouth. So the best way to put your mind at rest is to ring up and see what they say.
    Originally posted by Toothsmith
    Thanks for the information, I'll take your advice and contact them tomorrow then.
    Waiting times for my dentist are ridiculous so i could be in a queue for a while

    Thanks anyway
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

719Posts Today

7,106Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Today's Twitter Poll: Being honest, do you take into account the environment impact when you choose to book a flight?

  • RT @MartinSLewis: I sued Facebook for defamation over scam ads & settled in return for 2 things that LAUNCH TODAY -1on1 scam help at new C?

  • Do you need to show your boarding pass at the airport? And how to make 'em pay you for doing it... https://t.co/g5biFxotXF

  • Follow Martin