Are you getting ready to meet with a prospective dentist? Here is what you can do at the consultation appointment to ensure that the dentist will be able to meet your needs and expectations as time goes on:
Present a List of Questions and Concerns
One of the most important things you can do at your consultation appointment to ensure that a prospective dentist will be able and willing to meet your long-term needs and expectations is present the dentist with a list of your personal questions and concerns to be addressed before the meeting ends.
When a person first receives dentures, they may expect all of their oral concerns and discomfort to vanish. However, many denture wearers soon learn that traditional dentures are less like natural teeth than they may have imagined.
Dentures tend to be bigger than natural teeth. The difference in size can be substantial enough to make the appliance feel unnatural and cumbersome.
Also, the amount of bite force that is generated by the traditional dentures may be much less than that produced by natural teeth.
If your teeth are hurting and you have a low tolerance to pain, you might have a really difficult time. Teeth can be sensitive to changes in temperature, aches, and soreness. You might experience pain as you are biting into something. You might also experience pain when your tooth comes into contact with sweets.
Oftentimes, a toothache is the result of a cavity. However, that isn't always the case, and your dentist will need to diagnose the cause of the tooth pain to treat the root cause.
Your teeth should be professionally cleaned at least once every six months. During the procedure, your dentist scrapes tartar formations from the teeth. Tartar builds up as dental plaque hardens after being allowed to remain in place undisturbed for a prolonged period. Once tartar develops, it is too hard to be removed by simple brushing and flossing. The removal requires specialized scaling tools that your dentist uses during a dental cleaning.
Your dental health is important, not just for your teeth and mouth but for other organs in your body as well, such as your liver and your heart. Brushing your teeth is one way to keep your teeth healthy, but there are other things you should be doing, such as flossing your teeth, drinking water, eating a healthy diet, and visiting the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. You may end up with some issues with your teeth over time and need to keep an eye out for those issues.