If you are looking for a dentist, you have many choices in Rockland County, but how do you choose the right one? All licensed dentists are going to have a certain level of skills and training as a general dentist, but there are many skills that are either not taught in dental school or are not adequately covered. These are the skills that can set dentists apart from the crowd and are valuable to you. Here are three of the most important skills your dentist should have.
You may think that cosmetic dentistry only applies to certain procedures, but the truth is that cosmetic dentistry is not just a few procedures, it’s an entirely different way to approach dentistry.
A healthy smile is an attractive smile, so cosmetic dentists are often more vigilant about upcoming health problems. They are not just looking to correct health problems after the occur, they are often looking to predict and prevent problems in your smile before they actually become problems.
And cosmetic dentistry matters any time you have a restoration. You want a restoration that doesn’t just function, you want one that looks great, too, and won’t let everyone know you have had a problem with your teeth. A cosmetic dentist will take the extra time and effort required to ensure a restoration looks natural.
Neuromuscular dentistry is less commonly known, and less commonly studied. It is an approach to dentistry that looks not just at the teeth and gums, but at the entire system of the mouth, including the muscles and bones. A neuromuscular dentist knows that every tooth can affect your bite, and your bite can affect every tooth.
A neuromuscular dentist will make sure a restoration will fit properly, without causing discomfort and without affecting your bite.
And a neuromuscular dentist will want to determine the cause of tooth problems like excess wear, chipping, and cracking, and fix these causes before placing restorations in harm’s way. In short, a neuromuscular dentist is concerned with giving you comfortable, long-lasting restorations.
Dental anxiety is an unfortunate fact that keeps people from getting the dental care they need. Sedation dentistry is a way that people can overcome this anxiety to get needed or wanted dental care.
Even if you think you don’t have dental anxiety–or you think you have it under control–this is a valuable skill to look for in a dentist. Even mild dental anxiety can actually increase your discomfort. If you are sitting tensed through a dental appointment, you are more likely to be sore afterward. Sedation dentistry can also make it easier to sit through long procedures or make you more comfortable if certain procedures tend to induce gagging on your part.
A Talented Dentist
At B & D Dental Excellence in Rockland County, dentist Mark Dunayer offers all these skills and more. To learn whether he is the right dentist for you, please call 845-627-7645 today for an appointment.