Questions You Could Ask Your Dentist

Written by Luke Whitaker

The prospect of visiting the dentist can be scary at any stage of life. Whether you need an Exeter emergency dentist or a child orthodontist, many of those fears are due to the sense of not knowing what to expect. Thankfully, Exeter Advanced Dentistry is a team of understanding dentists that are happy to provide clarity.

 

Here are some of the key questions to ask during the consultation phases of your cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic procedures.

 

Which Treatment Is Best For Me?

 

No two mouths are identical, which is why finding the perfect treatment for your personal situation should be top of the agenda. Cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics each cover a wide range of procedures, from simple issues like whitening to more complex procedures such as dental implants or orthodontic braces. The orthodontist will talk you through the pros, cons, and costs of each treatment, allowing you to make a calculated decision.

 

How Long Will The Process Take?

 

In many ways, this can be considered a two-part question. Firstly, you’ll want to know how many sessions are expected to complete the procedure, along with the anticipated duration of each appointment. Secondly, you need to gain a little insight into how long it takes for treatments such as realignment to work. This should extend to the recovery and healing times too.

 

Will Braces Change The Way I Eat/Talk/Kiss?

 

If braces are deemed the right type of corrective treatment, it’s only natural to worry about how it’ll affect your daily life. Whether it’s fixed or removable braces, it may take a few days to get used to the new feelings – especially if the treatment itself causes irritation. Once this initial stage is over, though, there will be no noticeable impact to the way you talk, eat, or kiss.

 

Is The Treatment Painful?

 

A lot of prospective patients worry about the potential pain of treatments. With so many different procedure types available, as well as contrasting severity and patient pain thresholds, it’s impossible to determine how much discomfort will be felt after the appointment. However, the dentist can numb the area with an anaesthetic and use other pain control methods. As such, there’s no reason to fear the dentist for this reason.

 

What Can I Do To Aid The Process?

 

A successful treatment provides the basis of a winning smile. However, if you want it to last a lifetime, you must take responsibility by aiding the process through the immediate recovery as well as subsequent oral care will unlock far better results. The dentist will offer advice as standard, but seeking further aftercare help can make all the difference.

 

Why Should I Choose Exeter Advanced Dentistry?

 

Whichever treatment is deemed necessary for your health or cosmetic appearance, it’s vital that you choose the right expert to keep your smile in safe hands. Exeter Advanced Dentistry is a team of highly skilled professionals that use the best equipment and treatments time and time again. Most importantly, though, we care. Ultimately, this ensures you gain the quality results you deserve.

If you have any more questions please do get in contact with one of our team today.

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