Hi Vowel Lady,
Thanks for posting this article!
I agree with the majority of this article. I think it does provide a good basic outline for people who want to be their own health advocate.
However with regard to the root canal statements made in this article.... using a microscope during a root canal procedure is one of those "pull the wool over the patient's eyes" misgivings. The microscope does magnify the large canals inside of the tooth and it can sometimes locate other hidden canals ... but it does not show or allow access to the millions of curvy dentin tubules which is where the majority of dead nerve material resides after a root canal procedure is done. From the patients perspective, the microscope used in endodontics can add $$ to the already outrageously expensive fee and it is misleading to think you've gotten something "special" when you really have not.
I do hope people read the article... I really hope this opens up a discussion!!
Originally Posted by Vowel Lady
I was reading this article that really shocked me about dentistry. Like what seems to be discussed on these threads, many dentists seem to pull the wool over their patient's eyes. So many of us know so little about dentistry, this is easy to do. Recently, after having received questionable dental care, I went to a recommended dentist and this person did not have digital xray equipment. Had I not read this article, I would not have known to even ask!!!
Please take this article and what is said on these threads seriously!
Here is the article: