If you scheduled an appointment with one of our doctors, congratulations! You can expect excellent care and attention to detail the moment you step into your office. Whether you are coming in for a non-invasive procedure, like teeth whitening, or if you are getting a whole new smile makeover, you are sure to love the results!
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You may be wondering how to best prepare for your appointment. Some of it depends on what kind of procedure you’re getting, but there are some common elements that we would like all our patients to do before they come in. So, to make sure you are best prepared for your dental appointment, read on for exclusive tips from your Westchester cosmetic dentistry!
We assure you, no question about your dental health is a stupid question! If you’re unsure about the procedure or nervous about how it will go, please ask questions! Dr. Brisman and his team care deeply about all our patients, and we want them to feel confident in our skills. Here are some questions that you could ask, to better understand what you can expect:
This is extremely helpful, so you can plan ahead and block out the time in your schedule. A teeth whitening or veneer appointment may take less time than a dental implant placement, for instance.
Depending on the procedure, anesthesia, either by a numbing shot or laughing gas is expected. But, if you are concerned about how your body might react to a certain kind of anesthesia, please ask what your Westchester dentist recommends!
In the case of dental work, ignorance is not bliss! Knowing what you can expect before, during, and after your dental appointment will help to ease your mind.
Before your dental appointment, we strongly recommend you follow your dentist’s instructions. If you have a more invasive surgery the next day, your dentist may tell you to not eat or drink anything for 12 hours before the procedure. This will ensure that your body will react well to the anesthesia, and your body will heal properly. Or, your dentist may instruct you to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth before a cosmetic appointment like teeth whitening or veneers. Regardless of the type of procedure, always make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions!
You may have already set up your dental insurance with your office, but it’s a good idea to check with your insurance before your appointment. You can call your insurance to ask about the coverage, your expected copay, and how to set up a payment plan, if needed. We want to remind our patients that not every insurance company will cover the same things, so it’s important to make sure beforehand. We don’t want you to get surprised with a large bill!
Now that you have these great tips at hand, you should feel a lot more confident about your dental appointment. You might even feel excited! But, if you haven't scheduled your dental appointment, give Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale a call! Our dental team is chock-full of experienced professionals with areas of specialty like periodontists, prosthodontists, and cosmetic dentist. So, whether you need dental implants in Westchester, a root canal, or a dental crown, we can help!Request an appointment
If you are getting any kind of dental surgery, you will get anesthesia. You may be feeling loopy for a while after, so we recommend you get someone else to drive you to and from the appointment. And, if there is any post-op care, make sure you tell a family member, so they can check in on you until the anesthesia wears off. We want to make sure you get home safe and have a stress-free recovery, so we strongly encourage you to rely on your loved ones’ help.
Your dentist may recommend you avoid certain foods after your surgery, until you are healed. We often recommend you avoid very hard or sticky foods, like nuts and candy. Your teeth may also be very sensitive for a while, so save drinking your favorite tea or eating ice cream for after you heal. But you don’t need to limit yourself to oatmeal and ham sandwiches! If you’re looking for yummy recipes that are post-op safe, ask your dentist!
If you’ve been planning for this dental procedure for a while, the last thing you want to do is cancel. But, if you caught the flu, please stay home. Getting a major dental procedure while you’re sick isn’t fun, and can actually take longer for you to heal. Plus, you run the risk of getting people in the office sick. So, if you’re feeling under the weather a day or two before your appointment, give us a call to reschedule--we will understand!
Some of our popular cosmetic procedures require almost no recovery time, so you can go to your appointment and return to work the next day, or even the same day. But, for procedures like a full smile makeover, root canals, or dental implants, the recovery time is a lot longer. Be sure to adjust your schedule for your recovery time, and ask for the recommended time of work if needed. Even if you are anxious to get back to your life, you need to make sure that you take the time to recover. That way, you are less likely to have complications, and you can enjoy your new smile without worry!