Although very often overlooked, your teeth are a very important part of your health. You need regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings to keep your teeth and mouth in good health. This will also help your dentist detect any of the early warning signs for teeth decay, bone disease and any possible mouth cancer. The earlier you detect these things the easier it will be to treat them properly.
If you have already been diagnosed with cancer it is important that you inform your dentist. Together you can create a dental treatment plan that works for you. While undergoing treatment for cancer there are several things that can affect your teeth. It can increase the risk for cavities, shortening the root of the teeth, easy staining of the teeth and teeth softening.
Choosing the right dentist can seem like a dreaded task but it is one of the most important health decisions you will ever make. Research local dentist in your area and find which one best fits your needs. See what university they graduated from and check their credentials. You can also ask the dental secretary for reference. It is always a good idea to check these references and get the personal experience from other patients.
Just like any other medical profession there is always going to be a chance for malpractice. Dental malpractice is where the dentist provides the patient with substandard care, either intentionally or non-intentionally, which results in injury or even death to the patient. Dental malpractice is more common than you might think. Dental care is not cheap and most of the time dental insurance does not cover even half the cost of the physician’s fees. This is why it is very important to do your research and know your dentist. If you feel that you have become the victim of medical malpractice due to your dentist's neglect, you need to contact a dental malpractice lawyer immediately.