Learn More From Our O’Fallon Dentist About Questions To Ask Your Dental Team

Written by Dr. Brace on Apr 20, 2021

Taking the time to interview and get to know your dentist can help you learn about dental technologies and treatment options. Our O’Fallon dentists encourage our patients to ask key questions, like…

How would you describe your treatment philosophy?

This question allows you to get to know your dental team, and what’s important to them. Do they consider themselves a primarily aesthetic-focused practice? Do they have the ability to rebuild smiles from the ground up? Dental practices can be quite different in what they prioritize and specialize in.

Our dental practice is focused on whole-mouth health that leads to future wellness. We provide a number of treatments to improve the appearance of your smile, but all of these dental solutions also support oral health.

What kinds of technology do you use in-office?

Thanks to advancements in dental technology, it is now faster, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before to get the treatment you need. Ask your dental team about the innovations they utilize to provide high-quality care. Do, they for example, offer a range of tooth replacement options—including dental implant technology? Do they make use of a specific type of dental whitening system? Set yourself up for success down the road, by choosing a practice that is invested in innovation. 

Who should I contact in an emergency?

This is such an important question to remember. After all, when you’re faced with a dental emergency, the last thing that you want to do is to have to look around for a treatment provider.

You’ll find that some practices, like ours, for example, offer emergency dental care in-office. However, some dentists choose to refer their patients to another team for emergency treatment. Additionally, you may need to call a specific phone number—other than the office’s primary contact number—in order to reach the emergency dentistry team.

Do you have additional questions for our team? Reach out to our O’Fallon dentists by phone or through our Contact Us page to get started!