Top 5 Questions You Must Ask A General Dentist
February 16, 2017
With so many choices out there, it seems like a daunting task to search for a general dentist that makes you feel comfortable and can actually get the job done. It’s always good to remember that your choice of dentist affects the quality of the results you desire. You wouldn’t want to be stuck with a dentist who disregards your needs or avoids answering questions you’re genuinely interested in knowing!

Before you choose and schedule an appointment with a dentist, make sure to ask these questions:
"Do you hold relevant board or training certifications perform the procedure I’m interested in?" Unfortunately, many people fall prey to fake dentists. A good (and real) dentist should be able to answer questions about his board certification and mention any relevant training that makes him eligible to perform dentistry procedures. If you have any doubts about your dentist’s credentials, you can check various dental associations’ websites and verify their claim by searching for their name in a member directory.

At Premier General Dentistry, our dentists are all board-certified and members of American Dental Association, Cosmetic Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

"What are the advantages and disadvantages of this procedure?" As a patient, you have the right to know what exactly will be performed on you. Knowing the advantages of the procedure helps you set expectations and know if it’s worth having. Likewise, knowing disadvantages can help you reassess whether or not the procedure is right for you.

“How much experience do you have in performing this procedure?” An experienced dentist can give you assurance that they are qualified to perform the procedure and that they can deliver results.

Our Premier Dentists have years of general dental practice under their belt and have performed hundreds of services, such as crowns, dentures, bridges, and Invisalign®.

“Can I see before-and-after photos of procedures you have performed?” You wouldn’t trust a diet plan service without seeing before-and-after photos of their clients, would you? Before-and-after photos of your dentist’s works can help you know what to expect after your procedure.

Premier General Dentistry’s before-and-after photos can be seen in our office and our website. See for yourself the work we’ve done over the years—we’re proud of them and our clients love it!

“How much will this cost? What are my financing options?” This is probably the most practical thing you can ask your general dentist. You might be embarrassed but it’s necessary to bring it up, especially if you’re working with a limited budget. While the cost of treatments or procedures vary, your dentist should be able to give you an estimate, at least. Knowing treatment costs in advance can also help you decide if you should look into different financing options.

At Premier Cosmetic Dentistry, we’ll be happy to assist you with applying for financing help through Lending Club Patient Solutions.

Remember to not only listen but also look out for the tone and patience of your dentist when they answer these questions. The ideal general dentist is someone you can trust to give you the results you want.

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