A good relationship with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale is vital to your oral health over your lifetime. The foundation of a good dentist-patient relationship is trust, understanding, and strong communication. At Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, you will receive individualized care specifically designed to meet your individual dental needs. There are several benefits to establishing a positive relationship with your dentist:
One of the first things you do when you visit any new healthcare provider is fill out a medical history. Just as in any relationship, over the years your dentist in Fort Lauderdale gets to become familiar with your health history and how your particular medical conditions may impact your oral health. Your dentist is a key player in caring for your oral health, and we know your oral health is an important part of your overall health. For instance, a pregnancy can make women more prone to gum disease and cavities. Additionally, patients taking medication for high blood pressure show more benefit from their medication if they have good oral health, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. In both cases, your dentist will recommend dental cleanings and check-ups on a time line specific to the needs of each patient in order to monitor and maintain optimal oral health.
When you are part of our dental family, we will encourage you to maintain your oral health with reminders for appointments for dental exams and cleanings. We understand that your work, school, and social calendars get busy and sometimes you need a reminder. Establishing a relationship with your local dentist provides you with a source of accountability. When you have dental treatment that needs to be completed, we will help with all insurance predeterminations and billing and encourage you to complete your dental treatment in order to avoid more costly or invasive dental procedures.
Everyone knows someone who has a dental emergency tale to tell. As the name implies, it is an unexpected event. Whether a trauma to the face or mouth, a filling or dental crown that has come loose, or a sudden toothache or infection, when you need emergency appointment with your dentist, searching for "dentist near me" can be like playing roulette. On the other hand, having an established relationship with your dental provider makes seeking help easy knowing you will be cared for by people with whom you are familiar and whom you trust. Having an established relationship with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale can be the difference between horrible, scary toothache and a visit to a provider you know will help get you out of pain and restore your oral health.
Delaying dental treatment can exacerbate tooth decay and other oral health problems. Having a good relationship with your Fort Lauderdale dentist whom you trust increases the likelihood that you will complete your dental treatment in a timely manner. If you just make the rounds to whichever dentist has a "new patient special" this month, you miss out on building trust and accountability. Although you may be told you have dental treatment needs, you are less likely to follow through with completing your dental treatment allowing decay to progress leading to more extensive, costly and possibly painful dental procedures.
Nancy Rotroff, DDS, MAGD and Gerard Wasselle, DMD and the staff at Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale want to be on your team to keep your oral health at its best. We provide the best in dental care in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere where we focus on each individual patient's needs. If you are searching for the best dentist in Fort Lauderdale, call our office at 954-928-1666 to schedule an appointment today! We look forward to being part of your winning team!