Why You Need to Know How To Choose A Dentist

The average person, and even highly educated professionals, know little about dentistry. So how is one to go about finding a new dentist?

When you go for your Annual Medical Physical or even for a check-up or sick visit, the medical doctor will look in your ears with an otoscope, check out the cornea, lens and retina of your eyes with an ophthalmoscope, listen to your heart and lungs with a stethescope, but when he says “Open your mouth, please” all he does is gag you with the wooden tongue depressor and look at your tonsils.

There’s an important area between the lips and throat, called the oral cavity. Anyone who has ever had a toothache, needed root canal for an abscess, had pus draining from their gums as well as the 28,900 people who develop Oral Cancer in the United States each year can tell you how important that area of the body is.

Getting a comprehensive examination can effect your health and possibly save your life.

You should be looking for a dentist who:

  • can diagnose your oral conditions,
  • present you with treatment recommendations,
  • explain your options and alternatives,
  • is capable of excellent care clinically,
  • follows a comprehensive plan tailored to the patient’s needs and wants,
  • has the latest technology to ensure the best results, and
  • who is open and available to talk with you.

These are the keys to successful selection of a new dentist.