Many Idaho Falls residents have questions about why the quote that they get from one dentist is different from a quote that they get from another dentist. Just today we had a patient come into the office who had a treatment plan from another office. After we gave her the treatment plan from our office, she told us that it was less than half of what had been given to her by the other office. She was quite concerned about how this could happen. After discussing what the other office had treatment planned for her, it was clear that they were simply more aggressive with treatment that they diagnosed that we were in our office.
This is very common for treatment plans to be different. Many patients are not aware that there is actually quite a significant gray area in dentistry. Some dentists treat anything that can be treated, and sometimes even things that don’t need to be treated, while others are more conservative in their treatment options.
We recommend making sure that you completely understand what your dental provider is talking about. If you don’t it is always a good idea to get a second opinion. Many dentists will even offer a free second opinion, so if you feel like your dentist is not being completely straight forward with you, that is definitely an option.
If you are looking for an affordable dentist, or are in search of a dentist, the best way to start your search is by asking friends, family members and co-workers. Pay attention to what they tell you about their dentist. If they say that their dentist is awesome because they give you a bunch of incentives or because they have so many frills, or bells and whistles, those are probably things that should be taken with a grain of salt. You should be looking for responses talking about good dental work, friendly staff, affordability, integrity, etc.
If you are looking for an exceptional dentist in Idaho Falls, we would love for you to check out our office! Oxford Dental Care is known for providing exceptional dentistry, integrity and also for having affordable fees. We provide services ranging from general to cosmetic dentistry which makes our office convenient for most people seeking a great dentist.
Oxford Dental Care
749 Oxford Dr
Idaho Falls, ID 83401