Many patients always wonder why they need a dental consultation. A dental consultation is a non-invasive visit during which you can discuss your issues, concerns, and treatment options. If you’re considering any major dental procedure, a consultation is a good idea and can be important for several reasons. Read on to learn more.
Exploring Your Options: Most dental problems have a variety of possible solutions. You should choose your approach based on your budget, comfort level, and cosmetic desires. During your consultation, we’ll help you explore all the options available to you by asking questions to help determine which approach is best for your personal needs.
Understanding the Procedure: Some dental procedures are quite complex. Before you settle into the chair for the complete treatment, it’s important to know what’s ahead. Your consultation is the perfect time to ask all your questions and a get a detailed explanation of what will take place while you’re in the chair. If you’re nervous, this may also help to ease some of your tension or fear.
Determining Your Eligibility: Dental care is highly personalized. Each person and each tooth is different, and decay or damage can happen in various ways. Other health conditions outside the mouth may even affect your eligibility for certain procedures. Discuss all health problems and medications with your dentist at the consultation, so you don’t arrive for a procedure only to find that you can’t complete it that day.
Providing Additional Care Tips: Proper dental care seems straightforward, but many patients are missing key elements of their dental care routine. A consultation is one of the best times to address regular dental care issues. Your dentist can offer a wealth of information and advice that will help you properly care for and protect your teeth.
Exploring Payment Options: Some dental procedures come with a high price tag. At your consultation, our dentists will be happy to discuss payment options and our administrative staff will be happy to contact your insurance provider, if you have one, to determine what portion of the bill you’re responsible for.
A dental consultation gives you a better idea of what’s ahead and how to proceed and provide all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Ready for your close up? Call our office today to schedule your consultation appointment. And don’t forget to bring all of your important medical information!