Regardless of whether you are an expat or local resident, you always want to find the best dental care at the best prices, your teeth need to, or should, last forever and with regular check-ups and maintenance they can. Dentists carry out a whole range of services and can provide everything from a small cavity filling to a full set of made to measure dentures to an orthodontic brace. Your local Bangkok dentist should be proficient in the dental procedures below as a bare minimum:
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Implants
- Endodontic Dentistry
- Paediatric Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
Your chosen dentist will be able to explain all the above procedures in greater detail when you schedule your first consultation. They should also be able to provide you with at least a quote for treatment before you actually start it. Good dentists will also be able to make you feel at ease and comfortable before, during and after treatment.
My Teeth are Fine – Why should I see a Dentist?
Your teeth might feel fine and look fine at the moment but are you capable of seeing every tooth in your mouth to check their condition? Do you have the necessary expertise to make a diagnosis? In all probability, no. With regular check-ups from a highly regarded dentist you have more chance of getting a small problem rectified before it turns into a big problem. As an added bonus you will also save money in the long run! Serious, long standing dental conditions can be expensive to treat, whereas if your dentist sees you regularly, he can see and treat any small issues with your teeth for a relatively low fee.
Of course, some dentists are better than others, you might have had a few dentists in the past with an equal level of experience and expertise but there are more factors that come into play before you decide on a regular one. A good indicator of a suitable dentist for you is probably his or her personality and how they come across. Outstanding people skills are essential for dentists all over the world as this can ultimately play a significant part as to whether people use them or go to another dentist.
Finding a Good Dentist
In the absence of recommendations from family or friends you will probably start by checking out the local dentists in the area where you live. Don’t be afraid to go in and ask to see the dental clinic and meet the staff, you may even be able to meet the dentist himself providing he’s not treating other patients! Leaving a patient mid treatment whilst going to meet a potential new patient would certainly go against dental good practice! If you can’t find anything suitable close to home, you will probably search online for suitable dentist. Check customer feedback, expertise and the range of treatments offered and if you find one that fits with what you need go ahead and book an initial consultation.