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Imapparentlyhere

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Hey, I'm contemplating moving dentists and just wanted more of an opinion on it.

My current dentist has never judged me on the state of my teeth but the fillings ive had so far all of them show decay left behind from what I can see. I feel like she's not very understanding of my phobia and she just can't wait to get you out of the chair.

On my first appointment and after xrays she told me that some of my teeth could be saved if I was to go private but the second check up she's said that they all need removing without doing another xray but she isn't going to refer me to the hospital yet as it's stressful.

I appreciate this is an nhs dentist but is it normal for them to only do fillings every 4 months? I've spoke to someone whose had a lot of fillings within the space of a month.

Would anyone suggest moving or suggest I just wait it out? As I said she's never judged me and she's a really nice person but I feel she can't really be bothered
 
It’s really really important that you can trust your providers. If you don’t have that trust, no matter what the reason, that’s reason enough for a change.

Honestly, not shaming or judging is literally the bare minimum requirement. That alone isn’t reason enough to stick with someone you aren’t fully comfortable with.
 
Thank you, just a bit worried I'd end up going to a judgemental dentist and then not find one again. And also worried how I'd say I'm not going back. I do agree though, I've been looking at dentists taking patients and the star ratings on google
 
I’ve ghosted lots of dentists honestly.
 
@Imapparentlyhere

I'm sorry your dentist doesn't understand your phobia much, and I so get the feeling they just want you out and kind of keeping with their routine and schedule. agh. Glad she was kind and non judging though. I"m glad you got a taste of that that is so you can choose your boundaries if that ugliness would ever rear its head you can run.. I'm not sure how the NHS works, can you go for second opinions just to ask questions and get a feel for another dentist ?
 
@krlovesherkids777 Ive read you can go to multiple nhs dentists but you can only be on one waiting list. I'm considering going for a second opinion at a private dentist when it comes to all my fillings being done just to ensure the teeth can't be saved. Wish it was possible to see a different dentist but in the same surgery but there seems to only be one room so im assuming shes the only one there. Ive read reviews on google of there being a male dentist there who is really good though so im not sure.
 
I'm considering going for a second opinion at a private dentist when it comes to all my fillings being done just to ensure the teeth can't be saved. Wish it was possible to see a different dentist but in the same surgery but there seems to only be one room so im assuming shes the only one there. Ive read reviews on google of there being a male dentist there who is really good though so im not sure.

Could be that the male dentist has left, or are these recent reviews? Do they have a website?

Seeing a private dentist for a second opinion sounds like a great idea. Over the years, we've collected some tips for choosing a dentist here:



Absolutely agree with @Latwigg that it goes without saying that there should be no shaming or judging :)
 
The reviews are recent but they are a private practice as well as an NHS one so im wondering if hes the private dentist. Thank you so much I'll definitely have a look :)
 
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