What to Look for When Choosing a Dentist
Dentists do not come a “dime a dozen.” Of course,
all dentists have their specialties with different disiplines. Some are cosmetic
dentists, which includes cosmetic dentistry
veneer practices. Some are general
practioners. Some are specialist in oral
surgery. But beyond that, some dentists
just provide a higher level of utility service that sets them apart from their
peers. When a patient begins using the
service of a new dentist, generally their expectations is to correct what needs
to be corrected and leave with as pleasing smile as possible…at a reasonable
price of course
most people really do not know the best way to choose a dentist other than
search a directory. The first best step
in choosing a new dentist is to speak to family and friends about their
experiences with their current dentist.
Personal references are always a good beginning in choosing a dentist.
a non commercial consultation is also a good idea. By doing this the would be potential patient
is able to get a feel for the dentist’s dental knowledge and overall manner
with out committed to a full treatment.
Not having a full treatment could mean having a simple treatment which is
good for gauging the dentists style of work and how the staff works as a team. That care should include how well they manage
whatever pain you experience, provide complete X-rays and use proper clothing
like a mask and sanitary gloves.
Stephen Coates is a dentist with offices in Long beach and Seal Beach
areas. A consultation with Dr. Coates
will offer the best ways to address any dental concerns you may have as well as
provide suggestions to prevent any dental issues.