Response from the owner - 3 years ago
I regret that you had a negative experience at our dental office.
First, allow me to commend you on having the wisdom to get a second opinion. We actually encourage our patients to do just that when there is any confusion or doubt with any recommended treatment. Also, we pride ourselves on being an office that receives many patients seeking second opinions, and lastly, we seek second opinions in our personal lives.
At our office and the way we were trained (Northwestern University and University of Michigan Dental Schools) in addition to countless continuing education hours over the years, we recommend crowns on fractured teeth. Whenever we detect fractures (especially in first molars, which are the teeth that take the brunt of chewing) we recommend that they be addressed.
If a molar has an existing filing that might be failing, multiple fractures on different surfaces of the tooth, we usually recommend a crown. The crown prevents the tooth from future fractures which could lead to needing root canal treatment or possible extraction.
I am very happy that you have no symptoms with your tooth and hope that will be the case for a very, very long time. However, allow me to recommend that you seek dental attention if you start experiencing pain upon chewing, drinking cold or hot beverages, or notice any swelling in the area. Good luck.
Dr. Jarjoura D.D.S., M.S.