can anyone tell me why my dentist pulled my facial skin to pull my cheeks out sideways very far from my face and lips during an extra oral examination, is this right and has anyone else had this done, as my facial skin has been damaged?
Hi Twiddle and welcome to ehealth: The only reason I can think this was done was checking to see if there were any indications of a possible mouth cancer or disease...Dentists are now taking extra precautions to check on this as a problem....It's for our own good...Seeing a dentist is not fun...But, it's just part of life...Hope you feel better...Take care...
thanks for your reply, I do understand that he was checking for cancer but i wanted to know what muscle ect he was checking when he did this as from the research i have done on the internet this is not part of an extra oral examination and he has permanently damage the skin on my face which i am devastated about, especially as he did it without telling me and as I didn't even need such tests as I had already had scans on my head for this at hospital. Thanks anyway
thankyou for your responses, but he has greatly damaged my skin and I am having to have a lower face lift to correct the appearance but still both the GDC and the health service ombudsman refuse to help me, and the dentist is still practising freely, I don't know how I am ever going to accept the damage or the injustice and will never be able to trust another medical professional.