Often, when we contemplate a visit to the dentist or having dental work done, we may be a bit nervous. This is normal and a reason why the general consultation is so important. The first, or general, consultation is designed to dispel that nervousness. At the same time, it is an opportunity for you to ask questions of the dentist and take the measure of your surroundings.
You should come away with a good idea if the dentist is a professional with whom you would be happy to work. You also have the opportunity to assess the atmosphere and ambiance- as well as cleanliness- of the dental clinic. It is also an opportunity for you to gauge the level of professional care you might receive. Once you have been there a while, have asked some questions, and weighed the answers, your nervousness will probably disappear. This bodes well for your future relationship with the dentist and the clinic and is a primary reason to have a general consultation.
Depending on the kind of amount of dental work you are contemplating, you might want to probe deeper in order to become supremely confident you are making the correct decision.
These are just a sample of the type of questions that patients frequently ask during a general consultation. Whether you have more or less, we at Forest & Ray are capable of answering all your queries and are eager to do so. Come on in and let’s get started!