Virtual dental consultations allow you to receive essential oral health care without visiting the dentist’s office. Talk with a board-certified dentist who can listen to your concerns, make a diagnosis, and even prescribe appropriate medication when necessary.
Why Choose a Virtual Dental Appointment?
Many dentists offer online appointments as a convenience for patients. However, the COVID-19 crisis has expanded the need for teledentistry and virtual screening in order to comply with social distancing guidelines. Setting up an online video chat and limiting face-to-face contact is a smart move to help limit the spread of germs.
While seeing an online dentist may seem unusual at first, The Smile Generation-trusted team is trained to provide high-quality care via virtual appointments.
How Remote Online Dental Appointments Work
The camera on your smartphone or computer allows you to attend a video appointment with your dentist, who will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and decide on the best course of action.
The dentist may refer to electronic records of past care, such as digital X-rays and photographs, in order to make an informed diagnosis. At-home treatment will be an option in many cases, and the dentist can prescribe medication as appropriate.
Dental emergencies still require an office visit. Restricting in-person interactions to true emergencies is one of the goals of teledentistry and virtual screening during this time.
Dental Insurance and Cost
Many dental care plans provide coverage for virtual appointments, and insurers may be more flexible during the current pandemic. Call your dental insurance provider to learn about out-of-pocket costs for a teledentistry appointment.
Scheduling a Virtual Appointment
Are you experiencing tooth pain, soreness, or another dental issue? Smile Generation-trusted offices now offer teledentistry to patients with regular dental or emergency needs. Video chat with a dentist from the comfort of your home.