How To Find a Dentist?

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Dec 04, 2012
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If you are looking for a dentist some suggestions for finding a dentist are;

  • Ask people you trust like friends and family. Ask specifically about the consultation time, if he or she sees in emergency, is the dentist well qualified, is it easy to get an appointment, what is the cost.
  • Seek advice from your current dentist or your physician.

Your dentist’s education

Find out about your dentist’s education. If he or she has a BDS (bachelor of dental surgery) or MDS (master of dental surgery). A MDS dentist is usually a specialist such as a pediatric dentist, endodontist, oral surgeon, orthodontist, prosthodontist. If you have a regular problem your general dentist may treat you but for a specialized treatment he or she may refer you to a specialist.

 

How to Look for a Dentist


If you are looking for a dentist some suggestions for finding a dentist are;

  • Ask people you trust like friends and family, work associates, your current dentist or your physician. Ask specifically about the consultation time, if he or she sees in emergency, is the dentist well qualified, is it easy to get an appointment, what is the cost.
  • Seek advice from your current dentist or your physician.

What Kind of Dentist Should I Look for


General dentists can treat most of the standard or regular dental complaints, but if you have an difficult complicated problem, your dentist may refer a specialist as required.

  • Pediatric Dentists/Pedodontists: Specialist of pediatric (children's) dentistry.
  • Endodontists:  Specialist to diagnose and treat tooth pulp infection or disorders. They are specialist to perform root canal work (many general dentists also perform root canals).
  • Prosthodontists: Specialist for making crowns, bridges and dentures.
  • Oral pathologists: Specialist in laboratory procedures to diagnose oral diseases.
  • Oral/Maxillofacial surgeons: Specialist in oral surgical treatments such as removal of cysts, tumors, teeth; treatment of fractures of the jaw or TMJ disorders; plastic surgery of the jaw and face for cosmetic problems.
  • Orthodontists:  Specialist for correcting improperly positioned teeth.
  • Periodontists: Specialist for diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.

 

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