If you’ve moved to a new city, one of the first things you’ll want to do is find a new dentist. It’s very important not to let your change in location affect your ability to maintain your oral health.
Why Find a New Dentist?
Keeping your teeth free of decay and your mouth free of infection requires regular everyday oral care as well as regular visits to your dentist. If you don’t see your dentist on a regular basis, cavities could develop that you can’t see and won’t be aware of until the decay progresses far enough that you begin to experience discomfort. By this time, the damage to your tooth might be so extensive that you will have to have extensive restoration, or even a root canal or an extraction.
If you don’t see your dentist on a regular basis, cavities could develop that you can’t see and won’t be aware of until the decay progresses far enough that you begin to experience discomfort.
Your dentist can also find other problems before they become serious. For example, every time you sit in the dental chair, your dental hygienist will check your gums for pockets. These pockets are a symptom of gingivitis or gum disease. If treated early, gum disease can be controlled with non-invasive approaches. If it becomes more severe due to neglect, you might require extensive treatment such as deep cleaning or gum surgery. If you find a new dentist right away, you can continue your regular appointments and ensure any problems are found promptly.
How to Find a New Dentist
One of the best ways to find your new dentist is through referrals. If a new friend in the area has a family dentist they particularly like, ask them for contact information and see if you can make an appointment with them for your regular checkup. Your new place of employment might also have references you can use to find new medical professionals. If you don’t know anyone in the area, use your favorite search engine to look for dentists in your area. Many dentists provide extensive information about their background, experience, education, and even the kind of experience you can expect to have in their office. This can help you determine what dentist in your area might be the right one for you.
If you are new to the area call 817-465-0355 and schedule your appointment today!