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2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
We are in the Publix shopping center on the corner of 540A and Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Fradulent Dentistry Warning Signs

Posted on 2/6/2023 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Fradulent Dentistry Warning SignsKnowing how to select a decent dentist that you and your family like...and knowing that the dentist's office isn't defrauding you out of your money...are two whole different things. Your dentist may make a big difference in your life, for better or worse. With the assistance of your dentist, you may improve your health and avoid disease. Choosing a dental health partner that is only concerned with your entire health and not just their own pocket is the best option. Unqualified dentists can wreak havoc on your mouth and create long-term harm. But how do you tell them apart?

How Common is Fraudulent Dentistry

The vast majority of dentists are truthful. The reason for this is that it takes years to create a successful practice, and risking losing it would be a major mistake. There will always be those who believe they can take advantage of others in areas where there is the opportunity for financial benefit through shortcuts.

4 Warning Signs of Fraudulent Dentistry

When your dentist tells you that you need a procedure done right away, inquire as to why. A dentist who is ambiguous about the operation may pressure you to undergo it. When you go to the dentist for the first time and are informed you need various operations you've never had before, this is one of the most obvious warning signals. Pay attention to your instincts. If you have never had a cavity, a dentist who informs you that you need 12 fillings at your first session is a red sign. There's a frequent trend with dentists: they'll give you a significantly discounted or even free cleaning only to get you in the door, but then bill you thousands of dollars for services you don't need once you're there. It's a red sign if they recommend a lot of therapy that won't be covered by your insurance. A high percentage of therapy that is not covered by insurance is a red flag. Insurance companies pressure dentists to bill based on how much money they can generate. Does your dentist explain how lesions vary from healthy tissues and show you what he or she sees on your x-rays? They ought should! Dentists and patients should check x-rays before discussing treatment options. A dentist who does not show you the x-ray findings is not a good choice.

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