When Should a Person Switch Dentists?


Switching dentists can be a hard decision, but patients need to make a change if they notice things aren’t working out with the current practice. Knowing when to make the move can be hard, but there are some tips you can follow to help you find your new dental office or dental clinic in the Converse, TX area.

There are signs you can look out for that indicate it may be time to start your search to find your next dental practice. At Converse Dentistry, we welcome new patients to our practice, and strive to provide exceptional service to patients of all ages. We know how important finding the right dentist is, and we go above and beyond to provide the highest level of service and care for our patients!

What Are Some Signs That Indicate it May Be Time to Switch Dental Practices?

  • Your dentist has retired or moved
  • You have decided to move away from the area
  • Appointments tend to be at inconvenient times
  • Getting to your dentist is difficult, and the practice may be in an inconvenient location
  • The practice does not offer the dental procedures you need
  • Your friends or family have recommended another practice that sounds like it may be a better fit
  • You have had to call the billing department and dispute charges multiple times
  • Your dental insurance has changed
  • You do not feel comfortable with the recommended treatment plan at your current dentist
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How Should I Go About Switching Dentists?

Once you have made the decision to switch dentists you can focus on finding your new practice. Making sure the new dentist is a good fit is important, and there are many things to consider. Think about what type of dental practice you would like for you and your family. Would a family practice work better and if so, make sure the new practice can provide all of the necessary services for your entire family. Research if the practice offers orthodontics if you have teenagers, should you need that type of treatment. This will help to eliminate the need for switching dentists again in the future.

Do your research and check out some online reviews to read about the dentist’s certifications or background. Read about the mission statement to understand the practice values, and how the practice is run. Make sure the facility is updated, and has the latest technology and advanced procedures available.

Once you have done your research and have found a dentist you think may be a good fit, schedule a visit to check out the practice. This way you can see firsthand if you are comfortable, and if your family would benefit from joining the practice. 

When visiting the office take mental notes of important things such as how you are treated during your visit, and how long it takes you to get to and from the practice. Ask the staff if you can have a tour of the office to ensure the practice meets your expectations.

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Looking for a quality Dentist Near You?

If you are looking for a family friendly dentist in Converse, TX contact Dr. Alexander Ferdkoff  for your next dental cleaning. Our goal is to provide exceptional service in a family friendly environment. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have, and we welcome all new patients to our office.

If you are interested in scheduling your next dental cleaning with us, please contact Dr. Ferdkoff, and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Elderly Patients?

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Dental sedation is effective in calming panic attacks, curbing anxiety, and relaxing patients during treatment. While sedation is a tested, safe, and reliable option for all ages, our dentist in Converse Dr. Ferdkoff has heard patients ask about the safety of sedation with patients who are elderly. Bel

How Do Seniors Benefit From Sedation?

Because fears and phobias of the dentist can affect any patient regardless of their age, elderly patients who undergo dental sedation will get the same benefits in treating anxiety, panic attacks, or discomfort as everyone else.

In addition to these benefits, elderly patients who may suffer from conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s may face difficulty in receiving treatment or keeping to their dental care schedule. Because of this, seniors may benefit from the relaxing effects of sedation so that they can get their dental work done more easily at our office.

Because sedative ingredients are administered according to weight and patient needs, our team will work to ensure that you or your elderly relative receive the proper administration of sedation. We will also work to determine your viability or what type of sedation would best suit you based on your prior medical history.

What Sedative Treatments Do You Offer Seniors?

We offer several different types of sedation that are all equally suited to seniors.

  • Nitrous oxide – This involves placing a mask over the nose and inhaling the fumes to bring about relaxation prior to treatment. Effects should also dissipate promptly once the mask is removed from the patient.
  • Oral sedation – This involves ingesting a pill to bring about relief for anxiety or panic
  • IV Sedation – This treatment is typically associated with more complex treatments and may require the patient to be in a sleep-like state to receive proper care.

Questions? Contact Converse Dentistry

Dr. Alexander Ferdkoff and his team are experienced in providing sedation dentistry in Converse, TX. If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming treatment please don’t hesitate to contact Converse Dentistry! We want all of our patients to feel safe and secure prior to walking through our doors!