Yet, according to a Mcallen dentist, huge expenses in dental checkups and procedures can be prevented as patients continues their regular dental checkups if they will be smart enough to know if the dentist looking after their oral health is ripping them off or not.
McAllen, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/13/2015 -- Recently, news had a break in about two individuals who practice dentistry without any license to prove their legitimacy to perform certain dental procedures. The suspects allegedly pulled out 5 teeth from the victim and charged her $1500 for the procedure yet the it has resulted to serious infections. Similar news also has appeared in various nations that could be alarming these days because if there is a part of the body that should be taken care of extremely, one of them is the mouth.
Everything that goes into the body enters in the mouth, which is why it became a habit to clean the teeth and gums after every meal to keep them healthy. However, keeping the oral health in check could amount to a few dollars, which are a bit painful to low and middle-income earners. Thus, they often skip the needed regular check up with the dentist. Although there are insurance plans that help people reduce their expenses on having a dental checkup, many still sees dental procedures a luxury that can't be just simply afford by many.
Yet, according to a McAllen dentist, huge expenses in dental checkups and procedures can be prevented as patients continues their regular dental checkups if they will be smart enough to know if the dentist looking after their oral health is ripping them off or not. Today, there is a prevailing and disturbing trend circulating in the dental industry that is called 'creative diagnosis'. This kind of diagnosis obliges patients to receive different diagnoses and treatments for a simple oral health issue. That when the time comes for the patient to pay the bill, they end up getting shocked from the all-time cost they have to pay for the treatments are done to them which is not necessarily needed; but just because their dentist said so, they have to take it.
If patients will be the one to watch their budgets towards their dental checkups, they will be able to prevent spending too much on unimportant dental treatments and avoid abusive dentists who are practicing the 'creative diagnosis'. According to a retired dentist, some dentist has the courage to take advantage of their clients if they practice alone because there's no one to look over them at their shoulders. But to avert this abuse, clients should be proactive. This can be done by asking the dentist to show them their cavity whether it's on an X-ray or dental mirror to see for themselves if the treatment is really necessary. Even having a second opinion won't hurt that much because it will shun people from a more expensive treatment.
The bottom line, patients should be more involved in their dental checkups and should not just rely on what one dentist is saying. If they are being constantly pushed by the dentist to take numerous treatments without giving them concrete reasons, then probably that the dentist is attempting to take advantage of them. In case a dentist tries to scam patients, it is best to report the incident and notify the insurance company that manages their dental plans.
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