Come Prepared

It’s important to take the time to get ready for your dental appointment. Get plenty of sleep the night before and wear comfortable clothing to the visit. Being relaxed will make you more receptive to the treatment, but it’s also good to be ready with any questions or concerns that you want to discuss with your dentist.

Lying flat in the dentist’s chair can put you at a disadvantage for communication. It’s best to wait until the exam or procedure is over to have the conversation. Start by offering any updates to your dental record concerning contact information and changes in medications. It’s a good idea to have a legible transcript of your prescription dosages with you at all times.

Digital x-rays provide the opportunity of being able to see the images of your teeth and gums at the same time your dentist does. This imagery makes it easier for your dentist to explain any issues that may have been discovered and what kind of plan for restoration he has in mind. This is the time to pose your questions.

What about the cost of the procedure that your dentist proposes? Ask what insurance plans he accepts and if there are in-house discounts that may apply. How long will the procedure take, will you need to set aside the entire day? Bring a list of the questions you intend to ask.

The services offered at Stonegate Dental Associates are extensive whether your needs are general or cosmetic. Call Stonegate today @ 720-851-7069 in Parker, CO.

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