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Things to keep in mind before choosing your dentist !

Things to keep in mind before choosing your dentist !

wjob1Gone 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.

ekd3Dentist 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!

Here are few lists of things you should know before choosing any dentist or going any dental clinic.

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

  1. A recommended action plan in detail.
  • An estimate of the cost involved.

Number 2Ask 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 3Do you take X-Rays?

rvg-250x250Every 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 4Evaluate the dentist and dental Clinic in first appointment

ekd8During 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.




oral-surgery-oklahoma-city-okcCheck if the dentist changes gloves, syringes and needles between every patient. The office should have policies on infection control.




Number 5- Check and ask if your dentist is a registered dentist.



Number 6Check and ask how well equipped clinic is in case of emergencies.

Number 7- Personal Comfort

85426-lgOne 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.



  • I really appreciate your comment about how you should look for a dentist that is clean and professional. I also like how you said that they should take X-rays. My husband and I want to get out teeth checked and whitened, so we are looking into professional dentists.

  • I like your suggestion to ask potential dentists if they take x-rays. My husband and I recently moved and need to find a new dentist for our semi-annual cleanings. I hadn’t thought to ask about that, so thanks for the tip!

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