Another dentist! That is the usual answer.
I do know of some dentists doing their own dentistry, even a filling! It's a bit crazy though! It is hard enough doing it in someone else's mouth, let alone your own. I would much rather lie down, relax and let someone else do a better job than what I can do on myself.
I personally just go and see my friends. Being a patient is a wonderful experience to understand how it feels to be a patient. The better I understand the patient experience, the more I can improve it.
Dentists are humans too so we also get teeth problems. I have had the following dental treatment on myself:
- 1 root canal
- 1 crown
- 1 wisdom tooth surgically removed
- 2 wisdom teeth non surgically removed
- 4 premolars removed for the braces
- 2 small fillings
- Teeth whitening (I did this on myself)