CHOOSING AN OFFICE:
So you NEED A DENTIST? What do you do, open up the yellow pages and see what, HUNDREDS of dentists?dentist referal
Do a DENTIST SEARCH on the internet for DENTIST OFFICES and find THOUSANDS of sites?
How do you choose one?Want a REFERRAL?
There are many obvious factors to consider.
Do you want,
Like we mentioned in DENTAL INSURANCE , if 10 dentists examine the same patient, chances are you’re going to get 10 different treatment plans. Is one better than the other? Maybe, maybe not.
It depends on what you are looking for.
Do you just want the bare minimum (cavities filled, cleaning) or do you want your SMILE fixed?
The best way to find a dentist is probably through a referral from someone you know and trust. It is sometimes difficult to immediately determine the quality of work that your dentist does, so it is very important to trust your dentist. When you go to a dentist office, observe and listen to everything.
The basic needs...
The ELECTIVE procedures which SHOULD be done AFTER the basics.
ESTHETIC treatments, such as VENEERS and BLEACHING or TOOTH WHITENING .
Specialists include endodontists, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, pedodontists, periodontists, and orthodontists. These are recognized specialties and in general you need to be referred by your general dentist to these offices.
There are also people who specialize in various areas of dentistry such as cosmetics, neuromuscular dentistry, TMJ issues, and sleep apnea/snoring. These are usually general dentists who have done advanced training in these areas and can be contacted directly.
Whenever possible it is best to keep the same dentist in order to have continuity in treatment. When you see a new dentist, s/he usually does not have any prior records, so s/he does not know your history, when work was done, what teeth looked like before, all of which usually leads to more treatment being diagnosed.
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Many people choose dental offices based on who accepts their insurance. This seems like the best way financially, but everytime you switch dentists you likely will have more treatment diagnosed.
Even if your insurance changes, many offices will work with you in order to keep you as a patient. If you like the office, that would be a win win for both sides.