When it comes to your oral health, teeth should never be your only concern. Since teeth are a part of the whole masticatory system and share a unique relationship with the body it is very important to choose a dentist who understands the relationship between your teeth and your body.
You want a dentist who is fully qualified to treat your particular dental issue. Whether you need an implant, a filling for a cavity, or root canal therapy, a dentist’s training, and experience will make a difference. Your treatment can be completed without complications, and the least amount of difficulties for you.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER WHILE CHOOSING YOUR DENTIST
Most dental patients stay with their dentist for many years, so it’s important to take time to choose a dentist who makes you feel relaxed and comfortable as well as providing the expert dental care your teeth, mouth and your gums need.
All dentists, dental nurses, dental hygienists, dental therapists must be registered with the DCI. You can use the DCI website to check whether your dentist is registered, and the type of qualification they hold. The DCI also provides a useful checklist of the standards you can expect from your dentist.
QUALIFICATION AND TRAINING:-
All dentist must successfully complete five years of undergraduate training and have a Bachelor of dental surgery degree. Dental clinicians must also attend regular training to keep their skills and technique up-to-date.
THE DENTAL PRACTICE AND THE DENTAL TEAM:-
The dental practice you choose should be clean, tidy and well organized, with welcoming and helpful practice staff. You dentist should always be professional, approachable, patient and sympathetic with all types of patients, and you should feel comfortable to ask him or her any questions you may have.
CONVENIENT HOURS AND LOCATION:-
Choosing a dental practice which is easy and convenient for you to travel to from home or work will make attending regular checkups easier and help you arrive on time.
DENTAL SERVICES OFFERED:-
Most dental practices now offer a range of services in addition to routine dental care. There is a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments available, and it is important your dentist offers a choice of treatments to help you achieve a healthy mouth and smile
Another aspect to consider when choosing a dental practice is the emergency dental treatment. Dental emergencies do happen, so it is important to understand the emergency dental services offered by your dental practice.
A dentist who fails to acknowledge and be aware of this type of relationship is only doing you an injustice. By working to diagnose the cause of tooth wear and any other masticatory system problems, a complete dentist will provide you with years of comfort, function, beauty, and most important of all- OPTIMUM ORAL HEALTH.