Get To Know Your Dentist: Our Glendale Dental Team Gives You Some Suggestions on Questions To Ask

Written by Dr. McKay on Nov 7, 2017

When you’re looking for a dentist, you want to make sure that you take the time to get to know your prospective dental team. Not all dentists are the same, and you want to find a team who understands your needs and can move you toward your dream smile.

With that in mind, our Glendale dentists have put together this short list of questions you may want to ask your potential dentist:

Dental philosophy: talk to your dentist about his or her dental philosophy—what kinds of treatments do they offer and why? Do they offer family dentistry? What about cosmetic, TMJ, or sleep apnea care? Do they coordinate with outside specialists for any cases?

Payment options: this is obviously an important factor to consider when choosing a dental team. Find out whether your potential dentist accepts any types of insurance, and I so, what they are. Do they accept financing options like CareCredit? Do they provide any in-house financing options? The answers to these questions vary office to office, so it’s best to gather all of these facts up front.

Emergency situations: find out if your dentist offers emergency scheduling in case of unexpected dental trauma. If they do not, do they have a recommendation regarding whom you should reach out to in case of emergency? Some dentists maintain relationships with emergency providers for just these types of situations.

Comfort measures: increasingly, patients are prioritizing a stress-free and comfortable dental experience. Talk to your dentist about whether they offer any sedation or comfort services, and if so, which ones. When do they utilize these services?

As always, our Glendale dentists are here to give you the information and support that you need to achieve your dream smile. Give us a call to speak to a member of our team or to schedule a personal consultation!