Finding A Good Dentist
Finding The Right Dentist Is Important For Your Dental Health As Well As Your Wallet
Find The Right Dentist
When it comes to finding a dentist I am very particular. In fact, I simply do not feel comfortable with many dentists.
You definitely want to find a dentist who puts your dental well-being first and will not take advantage of your ignorance to bilk your wallet for treatments that other dentists may not agree were needed.
Obviously, it is impossible for me to know the dentists in your area. Therefore, I simply cannot endorse a particular one that is local to you. However: Here are a couple of things that I suggest you do to help you find the right dentist.
1. Find a dental practitioner that is interested in taking the time to answer your questions. This is a sign.
You should have plenty of questions to ask. What you are looking for is HOW the dentist answers these questions.
Do they take their time and patiently answer every question you have? Or, do they seem impatient, like time is running away and they need to get on to the next person?
This is very important, your dentist should be focused on YOU and not their business. If they are focused on volume and not quality, think twice about using that dentist. You could be setting yourself up for unwanted charges and expenses otherwise.
It may be time consuming and even expensive to test out different dentists, but this initial investment could pay off down the road. Avoiding unnecessary and expensive treatments is THE Most important thing for you as a patient.
If your potential new dentist is NOT interested in PREVENTION - walk, no run away immediately.
You are looking for a dentist who wants the best for YOU not for HIMSELF.
There are numerous examples of dentists who take a 'grey' area and make a cavity out of it, or a crown or a root canal --- you want to avoid any dentist like this.
2. Avoid any dental office when the initial examination makes you feel like you have walked into a car dealership. When the office manager needs to sit down and explain things to you and those things come with a huge price tag - consider finding another dentist and see if they have a better way to care for their patients!
This brings up another point - Anytime a dentist comes up with an expensive treatment plan, you SHOULD DEFINITELY seek a second and third opinion from dentists that do not know the first dentist at all!
NEVER tell the new dentist about the opinion of the first one. Let them do their own independent evaluation without that influence. They should make their own diagnosis and treatment plan for you.
What you WILL MOST LIKELY find is that diagnosis and treatment plans VARY widely from one dentist to the next.
Unfortunately, there are a LOT Of GREY AREAS in dentistry and some dentists will take advantage of that.
BEFORE getting any expensive work done, BE SURE to get a second and third opinion.
Find a Local Dentist
It would be unlikely that I personally know the dentists in your local area, therefore I cannot vouch for any dentist individually. This is why I provided the above guidelines for evaluating a dentist. Please consider what I wrote, and you can start your search for the right local dentist with this organization by clicking here.
Find The Right Dentist
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