Everyone needs dental care to maintain a healthy mouth and teeth. Dental care is even more, demanding with people who need caregiving. Unlike others, they need help to maintain hygienic dental practices, such as daily cleaning, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. As a caregiver, you may need to always take the person you care for to the dentist’s office. Here is what to expect when visiting the dentist.
Prepare For the Visit
Preparing for the first visit and subsequent visits ensures your patient have all they need for the dental examination. It also helps you and the person you care for to prepare adequately for the visit. You can do ‘a get acquainted’ routine with the dental team for the first visit, so your patient gets acquainted and feels comfortable in subsequent appointments.
Below are some of the things you need to bring along as the caregiver:
What To Expect At The First Dental Visit?
- A review of past and present medical problems: The dentist will review past and present medical conditions based on the information and records you have provided. This is to familiarize the dental team with the patient’s health status.
- A check-up of the head and neck areas, mouth, and teeth are required to access dental health and spot problems earlier on.
- The dentist may also do an x-ray of the teeth to check for any problems.
What To Do To Calm The Nerves Before Visiting The Dentist
Most people are usually nervous about appointments with the dentist. As a caregiver, you may need to make your patient comfortable for the appointment. Here are some of the things you can try.