I believe the dentist may have ruined my teeth.?!


I believe the dentist may have ruined my teeth.?

I recently went to a new dentist because I've relocated to another state since my last dentist exam. The dentist said that I had a significant amount of plaque on the top of my front teeth. I asked him if he meant that they were whiter on the top than the bottom and he said yes. I explained to him that the white on top had appeared the other day after I used a new whitening product in a tanning bed. I assumed they were just whiter because I smoke and drink soda and the top of my teeth just wasn't as stained as the rest. I said, "How could plaque happen in an hour?" but he insisted it was plaque and it should be scraped off. I had him stop halfway through because it was so painful but now the top of my teeth has an indentation where the enamel was scraped off and it's yellowish. They're incredibly sensitive. I don't know what I can do about this. How do I handle the dentist? And is there a way to fix this so my teeth look and feel normal again? I'm afraid my teeth are ruined.

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3 weeks ago
I already know that I should contact a lawyer and get a new dentist. However, right now I'm pretty upset about it and would just like to know if my teeth can be fixed in some way and if there's anything I can do for now until I go to a new dentist to make sure they aren't damaged further.

3 weeks ago
I'd also like to add that I don't think it was caused by dental neglect. I saw my regular dentist a month before this dentist and he said my teeth were fine. I've never had a cavity in my life or a tooth pulled. They were pretty much perfect teeth before this. I brush twice a day, use Arm & Hammer Enamel Care Toothpaste and a Fluoride rinse.

3 weeks ago
Ok, I guess my main question that hasn't been answered is: Can this be fixed?


Go back with your old Dentist, and ask Him if the new Dentist have done something wrong on your teeth, or had cause any damage. If he says yes, then sue that negligent Dentist , and take care of your teeth as soon as possible. Good Luck.

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