Finding a Brooklyn Dentist – In the Know, with Park Slope Dentistry
There’s nothing worse than heading to your Brooklyn dentist appointment only to be delayed because you haven’t properly prepared for the visit. While most procedures require very little preparation, it is important to know the protocol of your specific procedure in order to ensure the quickest and safest visit possible. Being aware of what is needed prior to stepping into the dentist chair will also help to ensure a stress-free visit each and every time! Here at Park Slope Dentistry, we do all that we can to make sure you’re prepared for the visit ahead.
Your First Brooklyn Dentist Visit
Know Your History
Whether it’s your first time to the dental office or not, be prepared to update any changes to your medical history, or, of any current dental concerns that you may have. For instance, let your dentist know if a tooth has been giving you pain or if you’ve been experiencing headaches. You should also make them aware of any current medications you may be taking.
In the week or so prior to your procedure, call the Brooklyn dentist office and inquire about any steps that may need to be taken in the days or hours before your visit. Certain procedures may require you to limit your food or beverage intake and some patients may need to be pre-medicated. Your Brooklyn dentist may ask that you refrain from taking a specific medication in the day or two before your procedure. Knowing ahead of time ensures a safe and efficient visit!
Whether or not you’ve undergone a particular dental procedure before, you should always ask about post-procedure protocol. You may need a friend or family member to drive you home, you may need to refrain from food or drink for a few hours upon leaving the office, or you may need to take certain recovery measures.
Here at Park Slope Dentistry, we know the importance of a safe, comfortable, and efficient dental visit, no matter the procedure! Follow these simple guidelines before your next visit to our office and you’ll be ensured just that. Do not hesitate to give our office a call at 718.768.1111 for any further information regarding your next (or first!) visit.