Research the extent of training and clinical experience that a prospective dentist has, particularly with regard to specialty procedures.
For example, not all dentists are trained in performing the full array of cosmetic or restorative procedures and may in fact refer certain cases to colleagues.
Dental emergencies happen. Oral trauma and damaged restorations can strike at any time.Therefore it’s important to know what sort of resource your dentist or dental practice offers in the case such emergencies.For example, some practices offer flexible after hours and weekend appointments, where as other practices may have limited flexibility.
Is your dentist investing in new technologies to help improve the patient experience and enhance the treatments process? Some dentists are hesitant in invest time and money into purchasing new equipment such has dental lasers.CAD/CAM machines,etc.Although these technologies will not necessarily improve treatment outcome, they can have an impact on aspects of the treatments experience such as the amount of chair time or
number of visits required for a given procedure.
Keep in mind that a practice offering cutting-edge technologies may charge more than a practice offering more traditional treatment options.
Are you an anxious dental patient? You’re not alone.Dental anxiety is common to the point that many practices offer a variety of services catered towards patient comfort. pre medication and nitrous oxide are fairly obvious examples,but some practices go so far as to offer headphones,massage, aromatherapy and more to help put patients at ease.
Ask about what sort of patient comforts the practice offers during your initial consultation.
Most dentists keep a gallery of past patients that includes pictures of their teeth before and after treatments.This can be extremely helpful when evaluating the quality of work you can expect with a dentist. If your need are cosmetic,it can be even more helpful when evaluating all your cosmetic options, including teeth whitening,porcelain veneers, etc.
The cost of dental care can fluctuate significantly from person to person and case to case, based on a variety of factors.
For example, a dentist in Alwarpet may charge 40 percent more for the same treatment performed in outlying areas such as Anna Nagar or Alwarthirunagar. Why? it may cost a practice singificantly more to operate in an area like Alwarpet, and those costs are shared by the patient.Before selecting a given dentist or dental practice,you would be wise to get estimates.