Things you should know before visiting a dental clinic!
1. Communicate your medical issues clearly
Medical history of patient is important for planning a dental treatment plan; therefore, you should communicate any medical issue or current medication with your dentist. Some dental problems could be associated with medical condition of the patient. So, clear communication helps in correct diagnosis. For instance, diabetes is linked with risk of gum problems and hypertensive medication causes dry mouth. Moreover, knowledge of patient’s medical history helps dentist to tackle any case of medical emergencies in dental chair.
2. Don’t Apply Lipstick and remove Oral jewellery
Always remember to remove your lipstick before entering the dental clinic. As your lipstick will contaminate dental instruments, gloves and can mess your face during procedure. Additionally, coloured lips make it more difficult for your dentist to determine which tooth shade best matches your actual teeth while doing a dental repair.
3. Dental X-rays are relatively safe
Most patients are usually worried about danger of dental radiations as it’s a long-held belief that x-rays are carcinogenic. However, Radiations from modern x-ray machines are extremely low, making them perfectly safe for patients of all ages. You will be exposed to more radiation If you spend one hour in Sun as compared to that due to x-rays.
4. Always bring your insurance card
Make sure you have your insurance card with you since your insurance card is needed to claim bill from your insurance provider. Moreover, with your insurance card we can check how much of your treatment expenses would be covered by your insurance provider.
5. Reach ahead of time
Feeling rushed can exacerbate your anxiousness. Moreover, if you are going first time to the clinic, you might have to fill medical history form. So, it’s a good idea to reach before appointment time.