8 Questions That You Should Ask a New Dentist

Patients often have a lot of questions when they see a new dentist. Our goal is to ensure you have answers to any questions that are on your mind. Here’s a list of the more common questions that new patients ask us.

Does the Dentist Offer Specialty Services as Well as General Dental Care?

While you already know that we offer basic dental care like cleanings, exams, and fillings, it never hurts to know about the other services we offer. In fact, we do provide a wide range of dental procedures for our patients. We are happy to provide you with a comprehensive list that you can review at your leisure.

Can The Dentist Help Patients With Specific Health Conditions?

Perhaps you live with a chronic health condition like type 2 diabetes or manage some kind of mobility issue. It makes sense that you want a new dentist who is familiar with and equipped to provide services to anyone with specific health issues. We are set up to accommodate any specific needs. Tell us about yours and we will help you understand what we can do for you.

Does the Dentist Utilize Particular Solutions for Patients With Dental Phobia?

Dental phobia can range from a mild feeling of discomfort while in a dental chair to an almost overwhelming sensation of being about to pass out or worse. Our team understands that patients with this type of phobia will sometimes avoid seeking treatment because of the severity of the phobia. We work with the patient to come up with relaxation and other techniques designed to calm the fears and make it possible to receive the treatments they need.

Will The Dentist Treat Children as Well as Adults?

You may be single now, but there are plans to have a family one day? Wouldn’t it be nice to have your spouse and children see the same dental team? We think so. That’s why we do offer treatments to children as well as adults.

Does the Dental Team Stay Up to Date On the Latest Treatments and Technology?

Like any form of health care, dentistry continues to advance in terms of procedures and technology. Our team takes the well being of our patient seriously and sees staying up to date on the latest innovations as one way of making sure your patients have only the best. You can depend on us knowing about the latest research, new treatment options, and equipment designed to make dental care more efficient and effective.

Is It Difficult to Schedule Appointments?

We make every effort to accommodate patients who are trying to fit basic dental care into an already crowded schedule. Depending on the number of appointments we’ve already set and the demands of your personal schedule, it may be a few weeks before we can see you. Rest assured we will work with you to identify the first available date and time. In the event you have a dental emergency, we will fit you in at once.

Are There Provisions for Emergency Care After Standard Business Hours?

Dental issues don’t arise only during the usual business hours. That’s one reason we’ve made provisions to provide emergency dental care to patients in the evenings and on weekends. Assuming your condition cannot wait until the following business day, we will ensure you receive dental care any time of the day or night.

Will the Dental Office File Claims on Behalf of the Patient?

We accept several dental insurance plans and are happy to file claims on behalf of our patients. Please check with us and confirm that your plan is among those we accept. If you prefer to file your own claims, our team will ensure you have all the documentation needed to go with the claim forms supplied by your insurance provider.

Do you have other questions about our dental services? Call or stop by and let’s talk. Whether the question has to do with the cost of basic services or something special that you need, we’re happy to help.

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