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How to Prepare for Your Clearview Dental Appointment?

Posted in Family Dentistry

Open Communication

Most dentists have good communication skills and understand that there may be some anxiety associated with your dental appointment. Your dentist, Dr. Kiran Kapadia is ready to help with any stress related to visiting her at Clearview Dental. Feel free to ask her, or any of the staff questions or concerns you may have. Knowing what to expect can hep reduce your fears. Dr. Kapadia hopes to establish long term dentist-patient relationships through open communication, and high-quality dentistry that is as painless as possible. With that in mind, today’s post is all about preparing for a dental appointment, including a few tips to making it a better experience.

Call Ahead

The reception staff at Clearview Dental are excellent, but in the rare occasion that an appointment is mixed up or misplaced, it’s always a good idea to call ahead to confirm the time of the appointment. Usually, someone from Clearview Dental will remind you of your appointment close to that day. If you haven’t heard from us, then it is even more reason to work together and re-confirm the appointment the day before.

Bring Your Information

When you come to Clearview Dental the first time, you will need to allow us access to your previous dental records and provide us with some medical information. It’s important that we know what medications you are using and any current medical conditions that may affect your treatment plan. Remember to also bring your payment and insurance information. Everything you share with us is protected under doctor-patient privacy laws and strictly confidential. Our reception staff can work directly with your insurance company and be clear on what your coverage is and what must be paid by you. If you like, you can ask about cost before any work is done, so that you know exactly what to expect.

Prepare physically

Rest well the night before, especially if you’re anxious about visiting the dentist. A rested brain can handle pressure and stress better. Adequate rest can improve your mood making your visit an overall better experience. Write down any questions you may have for the reception, the hygienist, or Dr. Kapadia, they are always happy to answer them.

Prepare Mentally

Before your appointment brush and floss your teeth using your normal routine, this will give you confidence to open wide when needed. Try to arrive a few minutes early in case a little pre-appointment paperwork is needed. This also will make you feel lest rushed and reduce stress further. Keep in mind that your dentist is your partner in your dental health. With that mindset, be prepared to be honest about how you feal. Are you having any specific problems, painful or sensitive teeth? Are you overanxious? Is there something we could do to make your visit better?  Be open with Dr. Kapadia to get the most from your visit.

Our Hope

We hope that this has helped you to prepare to visit Clearview Dental. The most important thing is not to worry, at Clearview Dental all the staff are there to help make your visit a pleasant one. Everyone will work with you to keep you safe and comfortable. Think of them as your teammates in dental health.

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