How Do I Breakup ..

With my Dentist? I have a dentist that I'm sure has ruined my teeth over the years. Now I'm at the point where I'm loosing teeth, and I'm sure it's their shoddy work as my care is the same but, now I have tons of problems. So, have you broke up with your dentist, how do it do it? How do I get my "file"? Do I have any recourse?


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Just find another dentist

Nov 28, 2020 at 8:20pm

They don't use your file. They start with a new set of xrays.

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Dont leave

Nov 28, 2020 at 8:32pm

Unless you have the money to pay for someone else to fix everything. I learned the hard way that shitty dentist or not only the one that did the work will re-do the work for free. I know I know: the fucked it up the first time. But if you don’t have money go to them and explain the work is failing and that their job didn’t take. They will have to do it over and for free. You’ve already paid and didn’t get the service. Just saying. But if you truly want out of course leave. You start over at new place. They can’t send your file but new doc wants their own records anyways. They might benefit from seeing your history if you’ve had a lot happen. It can be emailed or faxed and they shouldn’t charge you. Good luck. I have bad experiences myself and lost faith in dentists. It should be in our health system and more regulated, IMO lots of shoddy shady shit going on for

have you been flossing? lol

Nov 28, 2020 at 8:43pm

go to new dentist (ask people you know for a good one they go to).
new dentists reception can request your file from the old one. afaik

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I switched dentists

Nov 28, 2020 at 9:15pm

The dental work was ok. But the administration was what drove me away. I just started at a new dentist and yes they started from scratch with new xrays. OP, it sounds like you may need pricey rework so be mindful to get predeterminations from your health insurance if you can. There are good dentists out there. I would recommend my dentist if I could.

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If you’re not happy then you just go. Tell him nothing.

Nov 28, 2020 at 9:37pm

You just go and don’t look back. No need to do the talk “it’s not you, it’s me..” It’s none of his business. You don’t need your old file. Your new dentist will figured out what’s going on in your mouth. You can tell your new dentist about your history. Just make sure you do your homework on finding a good dentist. If your old dentist call you or email you for a checkup reminder then just ignored it or just say sorry I found a new dentist. Your old dentist will figured it out that you move on.

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Nov 28, 2020 at 11:16pm

Report them to the BC dental or medical association if you believe they have done shoddy work.

Walk away

Nov 29, 2020 at 4:26am

And the new dentist requests the file from the old one. Done.

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Slightly traumatized

Nov 29, 2020 at 7:02am

I've fired two dentists already

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Don't worry about the dentist.

Nov 29, 2020 at 8:33am

This is simply your call, no need to explain unless you have some reason. I left one dentist literally half way through a massive rebuild that included implant prepping, bone grafting, sinus lifting. It was really rough and I didn't want to go back to that to that office. I found a new dentist I felt good with, then they requested the files from the other dentist (they had to or couldn't proceed correctly, re: materials used etc.)But if you don't need those files, right, just start over.

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You don't need...

Nov 29, 2020 at 9:45am

... to say anything. If you think it is actual malpractice and want to sue, it's very difficult because one hand washes the other---you'd need another dentist to testify that the work was shoddy, etc.

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