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What questions should I ask my dentist about oral health care?

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  • What are the treatment options for a particular dental condition?
  • How do these options differ in cost and durability?
  • Do all the options solve the problem? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each option?
  • Of the dental treatments being recommended, which are absolutely necessary, which are less urgent, which are elective, and which are merely cosmetic?
  • What are the consequences of delaying treatment?
  • How much will the treatment cost?
  • When is payment due?
  • What method of payment does your dentist expect?

From: Your Oral Health Care Plan WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on June 01, 2018

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on June 01, 2018

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