When you book at one of our dental practices for a treatment and you experience dental anxiety, you want to be reassured about what’s ahead. We get that. It’s useful to have a think about what your dentist will need to know to diagnose and treat you. That way, your appointment will go as smoothly and fast as possible.
Generally your dentist will ask you about your medical history and then thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, gums, jaw, tongue, throat, sinuses, ears, nose and neck. You may also need an x-ray, depending on what your dentist suspects might be the cause of your problem.
Your dentist will ask you some questions about your teeth and any pain you may have such as:
- Are you experiencing any pain?
- How severe is the pain?
- Where do you feel the pain?
- What is your normal dental routine?
- What is your diet like?
Think about your answers to these questions before your appointment. Being prepared can speed up the diagnosis.