You might have moved to a new area or simply decided that you weren't happy with your old dental practice anymore for some reason, so you might have decided to schedule an appointment with a different family dental clinic. Your first appointment at a different clinic might make you feel a little bit nervous, but if you avoid these mistakes, everything should go just fine.
Not Getting to Your Appointment Early
It's almost always a good idea to get to your dental appointments a little early; then, you won't have to worry about feeling rushed or getting stopped in traffic on the way there and missing your appointment. It's especially important to be a little early for your first appointment with a different dentist, however. Then, you will have time to find the office, figure out where to park, and check out the new office. You can also have a chance to fill out the new patient paperwork that you will probably be given at your first appointment.
Not Providing as Much Information as You Can
Make sure that you provide as much information as you can when visiting a different dentist. They will need to know about your medical history and dental history, for example. They will also need to know about your dental insurance.
Not Asking Questions
Your first appointment with a new dentist gives you a good opportunity to find out more about their office, the condition of your teeth, and more. Therefore, don't be shy; instead, ask questions to inform yourself properly and make the most out of your appointment.
Not Scheduling an Appointment for Your Whole Family
One good thing about seeing a family dentist is the fact that you can typically count on that dentist to provide you and your entire family with the dental care that you all need, all without having to worry about scheduling appointments with different dentists for the different people in your household. It's important for all of your family members to have regular dental checkups and cleanings, so when scheduling an appointment for yourself, consider scheduling appointments for the others in your household, too. Then, everyone can meet the new dentist and their office staff at one time, and everyone can get the care that they need at one time. Plus, you might find that it's a lot more convenient for you to get everyone's dental care done at the same time rather than having to shuttle everyone to separate appointments.
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3 February 2021
Hi, my name is Kevin Nelson and I want to tell you about my experience. I had a painful tooth so I went to see my dentist. After the examination, he said that I needed to have a root canal to save the tooth. I told the dentist to just pull the tooth instead and then he explained why that wasn't a good idea. He said that pulling the tooth would cause additional problems and then he told me what could happen. I didn't want any more problems, so the dentist did the root canal and I'm glad that he did. I wanted to write a blog to tell others about the benefits of a root canal and what to expect during the procedure. I hope that by getting the word out, other people won't make the same mistake that I almost did by getting a perfectly good tooth pulled.