Are you looking for a new dental surgery? Perhaps you feel that you could get better service and more treatments from different dentists. Or maybe you have just moved into the area and you need to register with a dental surgery for your regular dental check up. Whatever the reasons might be, if you are seeking a new dentist, there are some key considerations that will help you make the right decision. Moving dentist isn’t always an easy process, with lots of paperwork for you to think about, so the easier you make it for yourself, the better. Make the right decision in the first place so you don’t have to look for a new dentist multiple times.
These are some of the things to think about when choosing your dentist:
- Private or NHS? A private dentist will cost more, but they may offer a wider range of dental services and you can expect the appointments to be more flexible. They may also offer some more specialist services like orthodontics. If you choose an NHS dentist, this will be cheaper, though you will still need to pay for your appointments.
- Do you have any specialist requirements? If you know that you need more regular check ups because of an existing concern with your teeth, then choose your dental surgery accordingly. If you have dental implants, these will need to be checked and cleaned regularly, so it makes sense to select a practice that can also do this for you.
- Are you also interested in cosmetic dentistry? Some people will choose to have their teeth whitened, whilst others may be seriously concerned about having crooked teeth. Some dental practices, especially private ones, will also offer you cosmetic treatments in their surgery. They will often have specialist orthodontists and dental surgeons specialising in areas such as tooth whitening, crowns and bridges. Ask if they can offer you all the services you are looking for before signing up.
- How close is the surgery to your home or workplace? Make sure you choose a surgery that is close enough to make it convenient for you to visit in Leicester. There are lots of dental surgeries in the Leicestershire area, so you can afford to be a bit fussy.
- What times to the surgeries run? Check this on the website before you register, or speak to a receptionist to make sure the surgery is open at convenient times for you. If you need to visit the dentist during evenings or weekends, then you will probably need to choose a dental surgery that is private. Most surgeries will have emergency appointments available for if you damage your teeth, so you don’t need to worry about this.
Once you have selected a dentist, register and make sure they have all your medical history and details. The surgery you have chosen will then be able to provide you with the best possible dental care they can, knowing your full history, medication, and any oral surgery you may have previously had.