Our Dentist, Dr. John Monroe
Dentistry is one of the most necessary medical occupations out there. Everybody needs a dentist, as anyone who’s tried to go without one will find out. But did you ever stop to think why your dentist chose the field he did?
Dentistry can be an extremely rewarding profession for multiple reasons. For Dr. Monroe, being a dentist means going to work every day to do something he is passionate about that challenges him to constantly learn and grow as a dentist and a person. He is able to participate in a rapidly growing field with new advances in dental medicine and better patient care being made almost every day. And he also has the opportunity to get to know patients and their families, forging strong relationships and even friendships.
Additionally, Dr. Monroe works to provide access to dental care to as many people as possible. Seeing a patient smile with their whole mouth for the first time after finally being able to receive long-needed dental care makes for a really good day here at the office. But let’s explore what it means to be a dentist a little more.
Dentistry is a constantly advancing field. The last couple of decades alone have seen revolutions in dental implant treatments, periodontal microbiology discoveries, new dental surgery techniques, and innovative orthodontic therapies, just to name a few. These discoveries are more than just academic. They translate into better dental care and more options for patients.
For example, just a few years ago, patients with missing teeth were limited to bridges or dentures for teeth replacement. Now, thanks to dental advances, patients can have dental implants instead, whether they have lost teeth to decay, trauma, or gum disease. Dental implants allow patients to have the look and function of natural teeth. Also, dental implants are permanent and do not need to be removed for sleep or cleaning.
Although many patients see Dr. Monroe only twice each year, he is usually able to build meaningful relationships with our patients and their families anyway. While we won’t comment on Dr. Monroe’s age, it is not uncommon for a dentist to treat several generations of the same family and to watch the children grow into adults. This unique privilege permits dentists to truly get to know their patients as well as their dental concerns, challenges, and desires. And it’s part of the reason Dr. Monroe enjoys being a dentist.
Not only do patients trust their dentists to keep their mouths healthy, but they also trust their dentists with their smiles. A smile is one of the first features that people notice, so the appearance of a person’s teeth is important. A large part of Dr. Monroe’s job is to ensure that our patients have access to the high-quality dental cosmetic services they need including teeth whitening, veneers, and more.
Making an Impact on Someone’s Life
While not all dental problems can be solved quickly or in a single visit, Dr. Monroe and the team are often able to address problems for patients right away. For instance, filling an uncomfortable cavity or extracting a painful tooth bring immediate relief of discomfort and help to avoid potentially serious infections.
Even when treatments cannot be completed in one visit, the team is able to help with meaningful results. Dental implants are, again, a good example. A patient may be suffering in several ways from absent teeth. Their smile is incomplete, they cannot enjoy the foods of their choosing, and they may be on the path to bone loss or other major dental problems. By offering dental implants and skillfully caring for the patient throughout the process, Dr. Monroe can make a huge impact on a person’s life.
The same is true of cosmetic results. A patient that lacks self-confidence or refuses to smile due to stained teeth can find their entire mood and disposition improved once Dr. Monroe whitens their teeth. A shining, brilliant smile makes anyone feel more confident.
Being an Excellent Dentist and Human
A good dentist is dedicated to their patients as individuals, their patients’ oral health, and their patients’ satisfaction. Experience excellent dentistry for yourself by making an appointment with Dr. John Monroe at Monroe Family Dentistry today.