Dental care is essential for every member of your family. Since each smile is unique, the concerns and treatments needed differ and require further expertise that can take away time from your day or month. At Chapel Hill Dental Arts, we pride ourselves in providing services from dental specialists to the benefit all of our patients. However, if you’ve only been seeing a general dental practice for preventive care, read further to learn about how visiting a dental group can benefit you.
Seeing your dentist is important, especially for preventive care. To minimize extensive treatments, preventive dentistry is recommended with twice yearly appointments. But if you require additional dental work done, such as periodontal disease therapy or root canal treatment, your general dentist will usually refer you to a specialist.
Specialists, depending on your area, may be further than your general dentists which requires you to drive further than needed for a consultation or treatment. Visiting a dental group, where multiple dentists and specialists may help you, cuts down the miles you need to travel. Although the specialists may come into the office only on certain days, you benefit from going to only one location to receive specialty care that you need.
Collaboration with Specialists in One Appointment
When you are referred out of the office to specialists, communication between your general dentist and them must be constant to ensure you’re receiving the appropriate care before and after your visit. A referral may require first a consultation and then a following scheduled appointment for your actual treatment. Sending over x-rays and your medical history can take time, and slows the process to achieve a healthier smile.
Going to a specialty group dental practice allows you to ask direct questions to specialists about recommended extensive treatments. Your records are kept in one location, and scheduling a visit for treatment doesn’t require a meet-and-greet consultation before treatment is completed. At these practices, there won’t be a chance of miscommunication between your dentist and specialists, and interdisciplinary dental care is easily accessible. Your treatment plan can accommodate any recommendations from in-house specialists, and scheduling appointments with them and your general dentists do not require correspondence between two separate offices.
Visiting a dental group instead of a general practice and multiple specialists grants synchronized treatment allows for more efficient care and an easier treatment plan.
At our New Jersey dental group practice, Chapel Hill Dental Arts, our specialists and staff work together to provide our clients the best in dental care. Contact our practice today to schedule a visit, today!