Finding a New Dentist That’s Perfect for You
There are a number of reasons why finding a new dentist can be necessary. Maybe you recently moved. You could need services your current dentist doesn’t offer. Or, you simply may not be completely satisfied with the work or approach of your current one.
At Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey (SDNJ), we strive to make all our new patients feel welcome and at home. However, we know it's important to do your research to find the right new dental office for you and your family. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself as you decide. After you've made your choice, we hope you'll contact our office to make your initial appointment.
Do They Accept Your Health Insurance?
For most of us, this is the essential element to consider, making it a great starting point. Some types of insurance require you to see dentists in their network, so you’ll need to see if these restrictions apply to you. A call to your insurance company or a visit to their website should provide you with a list of dentists you can use as a starting point for your search.
Are Their Hours and Locations Convenient for You?
A new dentist won’t be valuable if their office location or hours make it difficult for you to get an appointment. How close is their office to your home or work? Could you work around your schedule to get there for check-ups? It’s also important to explore their range of services and rating from current and former patients, as it may be worth the extra travel time to visit someone perfect for you. Just make sure to factor this in when making a decision.
Does the New Dentist Office Offer a Wide Range of Services?
Even if you don’t need them right now, it’s great to develop a relationship with a full-service dentist. Look for one who can provide a full range of restoration services, such as implants, veneers and crowns. Do they offer bridges, dentures and a full range of appliances?
You don't want to have to start searching again if you need these services a few months down the road. Build a relationship with someone who can do it all, and you'll have one less thing to worry about if any of these situations do arise.
Do They Offer Emergency Services?
Not all dental issues can be conveniently scheduled around available appointments. Occasionally, accidents, sudden toothaches or mouth pain require immediate care, and not all dentists can see you as quickly as you’d like. If you’ve ever suffered a tooth pain or concern, you know it’s not something you want to live with a minute longer than you need to. Make sure your new dentist is set up to accommodate these kinds of surprises easily.
Will Your New Dentist Be Able to Accommodate Specific Needs?
If you have a condition or need that a dentist should take into account during a visit, you need to verify up-front they can handle it. You may have anxiety in the dentist’s chair that requires an anesthetic. You could have a health issue, such as diabetes or cancer, that needs to be factored into your dental care plan. Not every dentist is equipped to deal with every patient’s particular needs, so ask their office if they can provide everything you know you’ll need.
Contact SDNJ for Specialized Dental Services Today
If you're living in the Manalapan Township area and are thinking of switching dentists, we’d love to hear from you. At SDNJ, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of services, excellent customer service and an individualized approach to patient care.
Explore our site to discover everything we offer. Stop in and check out our offices and friendly staff. Or, give us a call or send a message to learn more. We’re here to serve you as your comprehensive oral health provider, and we’ll be happy to share why we’re a smart choice for anyone in Manalapan!