I just received a text from a friend of mine who said that she wanted to get her teeth cleaned but the dentist insisted on doing X-Rays. Apparently, they would not clean her teeth without x-rays.
She said she got up and left the office.
Dentists make a nice penny or two from those x-rays, that is for sure.
I understand the argument that there is a diagnostic need to do x-rays.
I don’t think my friend had insurance. She is 23 years old.
I don’t really know what to make of the situation. I think the dentist should have allowed her teeth to be cleaned without x-rays if the patient refused and was willing to sign a waiver.
I understand the dentist’s desire to have diagnostic images, but is it right to insist that you can’t have a cleaning if you don’t get X-Rays?
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