Consultation is important for every patient whether new or old. This enables a patient to undergo a check-up and get feedback on health progress.
Anxiety causes panicking due to perceptions in the mind. Perceptions can be formed leading to fear of the dentist.
In the early years, the thought of braces among people made them freak out. The minute a dentist recommended one to see an orthodontist, the word “Metal mouth”, “tin teeth” and other unattractive adjectives ran through their minds. Today with modern technology dental treatment has become easy. Braces leverage the basic principles of engineering, Constant mild pressure in the desired movement will allow for an overall change in teeth position.
Patients are recommended to visit a dentist for a check-up after every 6 months. There is however a healthy patient-doctor relationship that should be maintained. Patients, therefore, need to seek a second opinion before settling on the dental procedure. The second opinion enables a patient to make better choices.
When you attend for a dental health check, discussions follow on the patient’s concerns. They will offer you treatment options for you to consider. Sometimes when your dental problem is more complex, they may require further time to assess your situation. Treatment planning is necessary as the first step after a dental appointment before any procedure is done. Treatment planning, therefore, becomes key when it comes to preparation and sharing of the necessary information between the doctor and the patient.
Photo of an extracted tooth.
In general, a tooth extraction takes just over a week to heal. Sometimes it can take up to 2 weeks if you’re a slow healer or have a minor infection, but very rarely will you need to suffer from tooth extraction pain for longer than the first few hours.