If you are like many people, you probably get a little nervous about going to the dentist—so much so that you may forget to ask some critical questions. These questions could impact your treatment, your comfort, and your overall health. Here are five questions that all patients should ask their dentist, either before the first appointment or before a procedure is done:
- How long have you been in practice and where did you go to school?
Ask about educational acheivements and pratice training for certain procedures, and make sure that he or she is up-to-date on the latest technology, including laser gum therapy and LANAP gum treatments.
- What are your infection control practices and standards?
Staying healthy and infection free during a procedure is very crucial, so you want to make sure the dentist and hygienists have a policy on infection control and disease prevention. Ask about hand washing and universal precautions, plus any advanced techniques to prevent the spread of germs.
- Do you see children, and do you have special equipment for them?
If you are looking for a pediatric dentist, then it is very important to make sure that the dentist has experience with kids. It's also a good idea to ask about child-friendly equipment and treatment areas.
- What are our payment options?
Whether you have dental insurance or not, you could end up paying out of pocket for certain procedures or treatments. Since some of those treatments could be expensive, it is a good idea to find out about payment plans or special credit cards for medical expenses, like gum disease treatment.
- What can I do to keep my teeth healthy?
This may be the key question to ask for your dental health and overall health. Find out about brushing, flossing, mouthwash, which foods to avoid, and which foods to eat frequently.
If you need laser gum treatment, especially LANAP laser gum treatment, Colorado Advanced Dentistry is your trusted provider in the Lakewood/Denver area. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to giving you the smile of your life.