The One Thing You Have to Find in a Dentist

Nov 19, 2014, by Dr. Becky Coats

When you are choosing a dentist, you should consider many things. First, you want a dentist who performs procedures and offers services that you want. You want a dentist who uses technologies that will improve your experience and your results. But the one thing you really want to find is a dentist you can trust.

Where Trust Comes from

Trust in your DentistHow do you decide that you can trust a dentist? That’s a complicated question, but we’ll try to answer it. First, you want a dentist that has the training to perform a full range of services.

Second, you want a dentist that has demonstrated success. This is in the form of many satisfied patients, which you can find by looking at reviews or by talking to the dentist and getting in touch with former patients.

Finally, you want a dentist who makes you feel comfortable working with them. They listen and understand you. They have intuition that helps them come to the right answers from limited information. They move with confidence and grace when they perform dental work.

How Trust Helps at Every Visit

Trust makes every visit to the dentist better. When you trust your dentist, you feel more relaxed during your appointment. You feel more comfortable opening your mouth to be examined or worked on, because you know that your dentist is in precise control of every motion, which means no accidental pokes, jabs, or other uncomfortable experiences.

When you’re relaxed at the dentist, you feel more comfortable. You experience less discomfort from any treatment you receive, and your jaw muscles are more relaxed, so they’re not sore.

And trust carries over after you leave the dentist’s office. You have the peace of mind knowing that your dentist would have found any problems.

How Trust Helps When You Need Major Dental Work

But trust ie even more important when the time comes that you need major dental work. You know that when your dentist tells you this, it’s true. You may have concerns about the procedure if it’s expensive, or if it’s invasive, or if it’s likely to take a long time. But one thing you won’t have concerns about: your dentist. You know your dentist can perform the procedure, and wouldn’t be recommending it unless she believes it’s the right thing for you.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get a second opinion. Second opinions are standard in dental care when a major procedure is necessary. Even the most trustworthy dentist isn’t right 100% of the time, so it’s best to make sure you’re not that one in a hundred where they’re wrong.

If you want to learn more about what makes Dr. Becky Coats a Grapevine dentist worthy of your trust, please call (817) 481-6888 for an appointment at Grapevine Dental Care today.