Barcelona is an amazing city to spend time in. Whether you are living in it or just visiting, you might know already that the options are countless. How to choose a dentist in Barcelona?
But enjoying Barcelona while you have a dental issue can turn into a nightmare. That’s why it is important to know how to choose a dentist in the city where you feel comfortable and in good hands to treat something as important and delicate as your dental health.
Get to know your dental coverage
First things first, you need to know what kind of dental care is available to you. Find out what your insurance covers and if it includes a dental plan. It’s important to know the limitations that your dental plan may have which could include limits on how often you can see a dentist or how much of your bill will be covered.
If you don’t have a dental plan, that’s okay. You can always ask to your new clinic first for a price estimate before you make a decision.
There many things that calls for common sense. Definitely ask around for personal experiences to your local friends or colleagues. If you are just visiting or don’t know many people in the city yet, it is a good idea to check the online reviews of different clinics.
Find a clinic that will understand you
It is important that you can communicate fluently with your specialist, so any clinic that would offer a service in a language in which you feel comfortable is a plus. You can search or ask other people in your similar situation about their experience. Dental problems can be very specific and it is important that your dentist understands clearly what kind of pain you feel, your needs and your previous dental issues.
Location is key
We also recommend while looking for a dental clinic that would be situated in the city center. Not only does that guarantee easy access, but also they most likely will be more resourceful and have more experience to treat foreign patients. This means that your communication with them will be easier and your needs would be easily covered.
Find the specialist that you need
Once you have a solid list of different clinics that match the previous remarks we mentioned above, we highly suggest you to check their website and make sure that they offer the specialty treatment you need. Actually it is even better if you have the time to make a round of calls and briefly explain your needs and previous history to make sure they will be able to help you so you can avoid paying for a consultation that would only redirect you to another specialist.
Bring with you all the previous information you have available
As in any situation when you are starting over with a new doctor, and obviously if you can, try to gather together before your first visit as much information as possible about your previous procedures: x-rays, intervention documents and any tests your previous doctor did on you. The more information you can provide to your new dentist, the better the results of your visit will be.
Do your part: write a review
Finally, be a source of information yourself for future fellow visitors or new Barcelona’s arriving to the city, and leave a review on the different sites available explaining your experience with the dentist you choose. This might make it easier for the next person looking for a dentist in Barcelona.
Once you have your smile back, get out and continue enjoying the life of this amazing city.