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If There is Something You Don't Like About Your Dentist, Speak Up!


Posted on 3/23/2017 by Dr. Kelsey Ullsmith
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Every dentist you ever see in your life is going to be different. It is a simple fact of life. Some dentists are going to be the perfect fit for your needs, while others may leave you wishing for more of this or less of that.

If you find that you like one style of care over another, instead of trying to find a new dentist, try talking with your dentist about it. They love to do what they can to help their patients feel comfortable, so see what they have to say.

How You Can Talk With Your Dentist to Get the Care You Want


Take, for example, that you are a bit nervous when in the dentist's chair. You like knowing what is going to happen before it is done, as that helps to keep you calm. If your dentist isn't doing this, but you like the rest of the care you get from your dentist, try speaking with your dentist.

When your dentist finds out that you need that to feel safer and calmer, they will often put a note in your chart to explain each procedure before it begins. It is a simple change for them, and gives you what you need from the dentist you have come to know.

Your dentist is there to help. He or she wants to be everything you need to continue your dental care. If you struggle with one part of their practice, talk to them about it.

They may not be able to do anything if there are certain procedures in place that they cannot change. However, for the things they can, a simple heads-up or reminder may be all you need to get the type of care you have been hoping for.

Please contact our office if you have any questions about your oral health.

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