Friday, 11 November 2016
Tariq Drabu Provides Advice on Finding a Dentist
Finding a dentist in the United Kingdom, especially in your local area, can be quite challenging, according to leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon Tariq Drabu. NHS dental practices only take on so many new patients at a time, which means that anyone moving to a new area may struggle to find a good dentist. At the same time, there are thousands of people who travel to other areas, a fair distance from their home, to find a dentist that can provide them with the treatment and care that they need and deserve.
Tariq Drabu advised that there are four steps to consider when looking for a dentist to ensure you get a the dental care you need now and in the future.
The NHS Choices website is the best start to finding a local dentist, according to Tariq Drabu. The NHS Choices website not only provides you with valuable information on each dental practice, butt also if they are accepting new patients along with reviews from current and past patients, which can help you identify which dental practice you feel more comfortable with.
Tariq Drabu advised that the Langley Dental Practice is enjoying glowing reviews on NHS Choices, so patients can use their services with confidence. You can view their reviews here.
Next you will want to take a look at the basics. The basics include the location of the practice and its proximity to your home or office. Also note their opening hours to ensure that they can accommodate your schedule and read up on how many dental professionals they have on staff, so you know that you will always be able to see a dentist when you need one.
Focus on distance to be travelled and times you can get a dental appointment, the basics will help you focus on what is important to you when choosing a dentist.
Private or NHS
Tariq Drabu mentioned the next step is to determine the type of treatment you need. Are you in pain and need urgent care or are you looking for a tooth whitening treatment? This will identify if you need a NHS or a private dentist. NHS, National Health Service, dental practices offer the basic and urgent dental care, while private dentists offer the basic treatments along with cosmetic treatments that patients can rely on.
The final step is to identify the treatments on offer from the practice so you can check to see that they do offer what you need whether you need a filling or you need dental implants, veneers, tooth whitening, root canal or more.