What You Should Look For In A Dentist
A trip to the dentist can be daunting, especially if you’re looking to have some pretty major treatment performed. That’s why it is extremely important for your dentist to listen to your concerns, no matter how large or small. A brilliant dentist will take the time to listen to, record and follow up on any questions you have.
You should never leave a dental practice confused about any element of your proposed treatment. A top dentist will take the time to explain what work needs to be done on your teeth, how long treatment should take and what follow up care you will need to undertake to maintain the work done. You should never feel rushed or pressured into making a decision, and should always been given time to digest information, think of questions and grow familiar with the idea of the treatment you may be getting.
A great dentist is always surrounded by a great team. From reception staff to nurses to hygienists, each member of the team should be available to make your experience as smooth as possible. Nurses act as a direct support to the dental team during complex treatments and should give you complete confidence in the procedure. They are there to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible so that the dental team can give you the best care possible.
Your dentist should always be honest about what work you require and give you realistic expectations of your results. A great dentist will always be able to deliver pricing to you in a simple and easy to digest format so that your treatment plan and the costs involved is as clear as possible. There can be a number of hidden additional costs in treatments, for example x-rays, scans and moulds. You should always be made aware of these costs before treatment begins.
A fab dentist will be able to establish a rapport with you in a short amount of time. They should put you at ease and empathise with your worries and concerns. The days of the scary dentist wielding a drill are long gone!
It is imperative that you feel your dentist is able to give you a complete picture of your needs. Their knowledge will dictate the course of treatment you undergo and so the very best dentists will be experts in their field, respected within the industry and confident in their decisions.
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