“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is” Winston Churchill.
As many of my patients are aware, I provide expert witness opinions for potential lawsuits. Over the last 10 years there has been an explosion in the number of “dental clinics”. These offices often have new graduates performing procedures that are outside of the scope of their knowledge or abilities. This is clearly evident in the number of cases involving exodontia.
The surgical removal of teeth (exodontia) often requires a high level of surgical training and expertise. As a clinician, one must consider a multitude of factors when extracting a tooth/teeth. The general health of the patient, their medications and the difficulty of the extraction must all be considered when a clinician embarks on a surgical procedure. These factors are often overlooked by inexperienced clinicians where production goals will take precedence. Be mindful that there are physiologic, systemic and pharmacologic limits that must be adhered to prior to a surgical procedure. Sometimes, patience is far superior to experience.
Should you or someone you love have any questions about tooth/teeth extractions, please contact our office for a complimentary consult.
Michael W. Dagostino DDS