What to Ask When Visiting a New Dentist

What to Ask When Visiting a New Dentist

Posted by Dr. Galan on Apr 8 2022, 08:07 AM

One of the major factors involved while going to a new dentist is trust in the person. The patient should first trust that the dentist won't do anything harmful to their dental health. They also trust that the dentist won't upcharge for unneeded procedures.

Each person needs to do their research on the dentist before going for the first visit. One should have a clear idea about the dentist's background. One shouldn't feel shy while asking questions. The right dentist would provide you with all such information. 

It is essential to ask direct questions to the dentist to ensure if they are the right fit for you. The following are the questions to be asked when going to the new dentist: 

  • Are You Accepting New Patients? 

It is important to know whether the dentist is accepting new patients or not. The dentist may put you on a waitlist if they aren't accepting new patients currently. If you like the dentist, you can wait for a few days to get the appointment. Do not wait for a long time as it is not good to put off dental care. 

  • How Long Have You Been a Dentist? 

It is necessary to ask the dentist about how long they have been in practice. Experience is the key and it is also better to ask them how long they have been practicing any specialty. It gives the patient a better idea of how much experience they have in dental care. It is also necessary to ask the dentist about the kind of technology they use. 

  • Do You Provide Treatment for Patients with Special Conditions?

It is vital to ask the dentist about any of the potential challenges you are concerned about. These can be unique general health issues, mental, or behavioral disorders. These may also include autoimmune disorders, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, or disabilities. It is important to know how the dentist works to address many lifestyle factors impacting your oral state. 

It is also critical to confirm with the dentist about your dental insurance. This makes your new dentist help optimize the use of your coverage. 

It is quite challenging to find the dentist that fits you the best. Schedule an appointment with Galan DNTL for a consultation so you can meet the staff in person. Visit us at 1706 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. Contact dentist San Jose at (408) 377-8200 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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