Gone are those days, when dentist seemed like monsters and getting dental treatment was a nightmare. Dental care is nowadays more comfortable, accurate, natural looking and practically pain free. With all the new methods and advancements in dentistry, there is nothing to fear about.Earlier people only used to see dentist when they were in pain but now whole scenario is changed people go to dentist for preventive care as well as to get whiter, straighter, stronger and attractive teeth.
Dentist can help you out in so many things like, relieving pain to pulling teeth to getting fixed replacements of missing teeth by Dental Implants to get more straighter teeth to transforming that gummy dirty smile to perfect sparkling smile.
But, you should know that not all dentists are same, and choosing the wrong dentist and dental clinic can be very big mistake!
Number 1- Do not agree to care from any dentist that doesn’t provide you with clear explanation of
What is the cause or possible cause to your problem
Number 2– Ask and Find out what does your dentist specializes in?
Some dentist are only proficient in treating certain conditions or doing basic treatment like scaling and filling while some dentist are specialist in doing implants, root canals, cosmetic procedures, oral surgeries or making teeth straighter by braces, the list is on. Some dentist even has advanced training as well. Look for the academic qualification of your dentist. MDS stands for Masters in dental surgery in various fields. They are much more experienced to do specialized work.
BEWARE of dentist who puts MIDA (Member of Indian Dental Association) or various other abbreviations under their name as fake qualifications to fool general public. Mind it, they are not any academic qualifications.
Number 3 – Do you take X-Rays?
Every genuine dentist takes X-rays to rule out various pathologies. Be sure to seek dentist who takes X-rays and shows you what exactly is wrong and what is treatment option. Caring/ Treating without X-rays is like flying in dark without radar. Ekdantam uses digital computerized X-rays, which not only provides instant high quality image but also reduces radiation by 90%.
Some dentist also use Intra-oral camera, which shows your teeth on screen. We at Ekdantam do this, which allows patients to see with their own eyes the problem that exists. If your dentist doesn’t take X-ray before recommending treatment, consider talking to new dentist.
Number 4 – Evaluate the dentist and dental Clinic in first appointment
During your first visit, check the office to make sure it is clean, neat and orderly, how courteous is your dentist and other staff. Feel free to ask, how and where they sterilize instruments and how are they stored.
Number 5- Check and ask if your dentist is a registered dentist.
Number 6– Check and ask how well equipped clinic is in case of emergencies.
Number 7- Personal Comfort
One of the most important things is whether you feel comfortable with dentist. Are you able to discuss and share freely your problems and how well he/she listens and responds to them and how patiently he/she solves your queries.