You might be excited at the idea of improving your smile, but you shouldn’t skip any steps of the dental process—even your initial consultation.
This part may seem useless because it’s difficult to understand dental procedures, but your dentist is here to help you. Consultations are how your dentist puts their best foot forward in creating a friendly, open relationship as well as inform you about your dental options. Learn more about the importance of consultations here.
Reasons Why You Need to Schedule an Initial Consultation
Explore All Your Options
Everyone’s dental problems are different, so your treatment plan is different than your neighbor’s. You should choose your approach based on your budget, comfort level, and the current state of oral health. During your consultation, we’ll help you explore all the best options available to you. Your dentist will ask a series of questions and possibly view your mouth for a better idea of what will work best for you.
We Can Determine Your Eligibility
Dental care is highly personalized. Each person and each tooth are 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, sedation, and possible medications with your dentist at the consultation. This will help you avoid a wasted appointment if you’re prepared for your procedure that day.
Get a Better Understanding of the Procedure or Treatment
Some dental procedures are more complex than others and require a lot of planning. Before you settle into the chair for the complete treatment, it’s important to understand what’s going to happen during each appointment. Your consultation is the perfect time to ask all your questions and a get a detailed explanation of what will take place during each of your dental visits.
Your Dentist Can Provide Helpful Tips
Proper dental care seems easy enough, but your dentist can help you with specific tips for your smile. 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.
Discover Your Best 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. This way, you don’t have to worry about claims or financial planning alone.
Hopefully, you can now see why dental consultations are important to starting your dental care correctly. Plus, your local dentist loves meeting with patients!
About Our Office
Here at Palmetto Dental Associates, we know that it’s important to establish a great dental relationship from the very first meeting. Dr. Emily Hortman looks forward to building long-lasting professional relationships with each of her patients. This way, she knows she’s providing personalized care that addresses your specific dental needs. Feel free to call us today to schedule your next dental consultation.