- Feb 29, 2016
Hi there I got a hole in my upper right wisdom tooth specifically on the side of it facing my cheek and it came in just fine and causes me no problems, however, I don't want to let any further damage occur and so I went to my dentist who ultimately refused to do the filling because "it'd be difficult to do" and "It's hard to clean back there" two answers I find to be unacceptable as I'm able to clean back there just fine and I know for a fact there are far more difficult and complicated procedures that are done daily. Upon reading the rights of a patient on the ADA website, on there I read that as a patient "You have the right to know what the dental team feels is the optimal treatment plan as well as the right to ask for alternative treatment options" so my question is does the dentist legally have to oblige with my request for a filling? or do I merely have the right to ask for it and no more? any insight would be appreciated as much as the breath I'm breathing as I write this as all other sources of information and answers have failed me horribly.