Questions to ask
Questions to ask your Dentist
Knowledge is a powerful tool. It would be wise to know about what you are facing or what you would like done on your teeth before stepping into the procedure. Make sure that you are visiting an authenticated dentist and that he has a few references in your community. Collect some background information from various sources. The internet is one good place. As on date a number of dentists advertise their services and fees through the internet. You could look up the home pages of these dentists and talk to neighbors about him. Here are a few questions that you should ask your dentist. Some of these questions are for a first time visit tot the dentist and the others cover questions that you should ask before getting a specific dental procedure done.
(a) What can I do to improve upon my dental health?
(b) What kind of tooth paste should I make use of to maintain a good dental hygiene? Are there any particular recommendations for any particular tooth paste for my condition / for my problems?
(c) Does my tooth paste have enough fluoride? Should I make use of any fluoride rinse? Should the water I drink be fluorinated? Is the state in which I living being covered by the fluoride plan of the United States government? Is the water that I am getting at my house fluorinated?
(d) There are some advertisements that described on television that have tall claims; are they realistic? Can they be achieved?
If you are suffering from some dental problems then you could ask the following questions
(e) Are there any alternative treatment option other than the one’s mentioned by you?
(f) How long will this dental procedure last, and how many appointments / sittings will it take to cure you from the problem?
(g) What kind of anesthesia is being used? Is it local or general? Will I be tested for reactions against this anesthesia?
(h) How much is it going to cost? Is he charging per sitting or for the whole procedure? Will I have to pay for additional supplies or will all the supplies be met by the dentist and the cost includes the cost of the supplies?
(i) Have you performed this procedure before? How long since you have carried / performed the same procedure? How many procedures of the same kind have you performed in the last one year?
(j) How many of your patients have had complications after the procedure?
(k) What are my chances of the procedure being performed correctly the first time? If I require the procedure to be repeated will I be charged for it?
(l) After this procedure is being performed what is the life that I can expect of this correction?
(m) Do you have nay before and after photos of you’re before and after patients?
(n) Are the patients being treated by you being financed as well? Are you under some kind of an insurance plan where the patient gets the benefit of a discount of charges when treated under you?