How to Choose a Dentist Office

It’s not always easy to choose the right Seminole area dentist office to take care of you and your family. There are three main things to ask yourself before choosing to become a patient at a practice.

What Are Their Qualifications?

Before choosing an office, research the practitioners to make sure they have the proper qualifications, such as the proper degrees and licensing. The practitioners should be either doctors of dental surgery (DDS) or doctors of dental medicine (DMD), both of which certify that the doctor completed two years of pre-dental college as well as four years of dental school.

Don’t forget about the dental hygienists either because they are often the ones performing routine cleanings. Hygienists should be registered in order to assist the dentist. If a hygienist is a Registered Dental Hygienist with Extended Functions, the assistant may also assist with procedures, perform x-rays, and set up anesthesia for oral surgeries.

What Services Do They Offer?
Everyone has different oral health needs, so finding a Seminole dentist office with comprehensive services is important to ensuring you are always receiving the best treatment possible.

If you’re choosing a new office and have children to consider, it is important to make sure the office offers pediatric services. Other services you should look for may depend on pre-existing conditions and preventative care. Some of the additional services to look for in a Seminole practice are specialty services in endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and oral and periodontal surgery. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so make sure to do your research before choosing an office.

Do They Offer Emergency Dental Care?
Anyone who has developed a cavity, chipped or broken tooth, or is suffering from a toothache knows how painful it can be. Imagine having to wait days to even see someone about alleviating the pain.

Choosing a dentist office that does not offer emergency care means that if you break a tooth on a Friday night, it could be a very long and painful wait to get help. After hours or weekend care for emergency oral care is important to avoid exacerbating an already bad situation.

Dolphin Dental Group
At Dolphin Dental Group of Seminole, our mission is to provide comfortable, quality care to keep our patients’ smiles healthy and beautiful. It’s important to us that our customers feel relaxed and confident from the moment they walk into our dentist office.

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