As a parent, you may be wondering about the advantages of seeing one dentist for patients of all ages, compared to visiting a pediatric dentist. Because these professionals are specialists in treating the oral health needs of children, it may be tempting to skip the general dentist for your children’s next appointments. Simply put, there are a couple crucial advantages to visiting a general dentist who sees all ages and understands your family’s collective health.
One Stop for Most Care
When comprehensive care is needed, treatment often involves referring a patient between general dentists and specialists. While this is beneficial, transferring records and treatment plans between offices, when not truly necessary, can lead to misunderstandings between doctors, affecting the quality of the care you receive.
As a dentist who provides care for an entire family, Dr. Narodovich provides some of the more commonplace treatments in specialty fields, offering effective care. Instead of having to send your children to a pediatric dentist while you visit a general dentist, your entire family can visit our practice for exams, cleanings, and treatments. Specific treatments, from root canals to restorations for missing teeth are available at our practice. Our patients are not referred out more often than is necessary.
Awareness of Family History
Family history is a large part of oral health, just as it is for systemic health. As such, having a strong grasp of what oral health risk factors run in your family helps dentists provide the exact care you need. While every dental professional works to gather the knowledge of these factors, there can still be room for missed information when details about family history are collected by different doctors.
Visiting a family dentist makes it easier for inherited medical history to be fully understood by one professional. When Dr. Narodovich sees both you and your children for dental care, he is able to identify firsthand the oral health conditions of multiple generations of your family. This opportunity for observation helps Dr. Narodovich develop a more cohesive understanding of potential risk factors. The dental care you and your children receive can be of a higher quality.
Contact Us for Family Dental Care Sacramento Dental Medicine provides family dentistry in Antelope and the surrounding communities. For more information, or to schedule dental appointments for you and your children, call our office today!