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Comfort is Important When Choosing a Dentist

By Pamela Li, in News, on July 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ottawa Dental Crown Expert Talks Importance of ComfortOttawa, Ontario – Choosing the right dentist can be a hard decision. When deciding, patients should not just take into account things such as cost, location and services provided, but should also be sure they choose a dentist who takes their comfort seriously.

Dr. Pamela Li, an Ottawa implant dentist, considers patient comfort a top priority and she and her staff work hard each day to make their clients feel at home.

“We know that our field has a bit of a bad reputation surrounding it because people often fear going to the dentist,” says Dr. Li, who provides patients with dental implants. “At my Ottawa dental clinic we know our office is often the last place people want to be. So we work hard to make our patients feel at ease from the moment they set foot in our door.”

When deciding on the general dentistry practice that is right for your family, one of the many things to consider is how your family feels in the office. Is the staff of the clinic friendly? Does the receptionist greet you with a smile and assist you quickly and efficiently? While this may seem like a small issue, being greeted by a smiling and helpful person can do wonders to set nervous patients at ease.

Is the office inviting? Dr. Li and her staff know that comfort while waiting can help ease anxiety about the upcoming appointment. Their office goes above and beyond, offering amenities such as warmed towels, iPods, headphones and even a beverage bar.

“I know that many times, patients might be apprehensive while they are waiting to see me,” says Dr. Li, who offers Ottawa dental crown. “If my office environment can help set them at ease and make them feel more comfortable that’s a benefit for both the patient and for me. I want my patients to be relaxed when they come back for treatment. Not only will it be easier for them, but it will also be easier for me to provide the treatment they need.”

Another important factor that will assist with patient comfort is the dentist herself. Does the dentist actually listen to you and take time to get to know you and your family? Choosing a dentist with whom there can be an open dialogue will help ease the pressure sometimes associated with dental visits. Some patients may worry their dentist may try to push unneeded treatments on them. Finding a dentist who includes you in the treatment plan, and encourages you to ask questions, can ensure that you will always be aware of the treatments proposed and the purpose behind them.

“My staff and I take the time to get to know each of our clients,” says Dr. Li, a provider of teeth cleaning in Ottawa. “They are an extension of our family, and we make sure they know it. I include them in forming treatment plans and always allow plenty of time for patients to ask questions. Knowing their medical and family history can help my staff and I provide the best treatment possible. Some dental conditions can be hereditary, so we go the extra mile to really get to know our patients.”

Many patients are afraid of visiting the dentist because they fear treatment will be painful. While some treatments can be more painful than others, general visits for issues such as teeth cleanings are painless and easy. And because technology has advanced so much, even procedures that before were long and painful with long recovery times are now being revolutionized.

Laser dentistry and sedation dentistry are allowing patients to have much needed treatment performed quicker and virtually pain free. When choosing a dentist, it’s important to ask about what technological advances his office embraces. Some of them may be able to save you time and cause much less pain than at appointments of old.

When searching for the right dentist for you or your family, take the time to investigate how comfortable your family might be. Choosing the right dentist can ease any anxiety about sitting in the dentist’s chair, and your family can build a lasting relationship.

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Medical Conditions that Influence Dental Care

By pamelali, in Articles, on May 16, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – Most people think of regular dental appointments as important for your dental health, but dental visits are also a time when healthcare professionals can spot other medical problems.
“It’s essential that patients tell their dentists about any changes in their medical condition,” explains Dr. Pamela Li, an Ottawa smile makeover provider. The following medical conditions can be spotted by a dentist in a regular appointment: (more…)

Geriatric Dentistry

By pamelali, in Articles, on April 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ottawa, ON – As the baby boom generation ages, geriatric dentistry is becoming an increasingly large component of many dentists’ practices.

“We are seeing more and more elderly patients who have specific problems related to aging and need specific kinds of care,” point out Ottawa dentists at Dr. Pamela Li’s an Ottawa cosmetic dentistry.

It used to be that older patients who had problems with teeth and gums would have tooth extractions and get dentures. However, more of today’s dental patients received high quality oral care earlier in life. (more…)

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