Teledentistry is a branch of oral health care that uses advanced technologies like the internet, smartphones, and web cameras to diagnose, treat, and prevent common dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral misalignments.
Teledentistry is incredibly convenient and discreet. It allows you to meet one-on-one with your dentist from the comfort of your own home or office. This means no commute, no waiting, and direct access to a trusted medical professional.
Teledentistry is incredibly versatile. At Brite Dental Spa, the team regularly uses teledentistry to:
The team also uses teledentistry to support patients who are unable to visit the office in person. This is particularly beneficial for people with children at home or those that travel regularly for work and other purposes.
A teledentistry appointment is very similar to a traditional dental visit in that it presents an opportunity to check in on your oral health and well-being.
At the beginning of your appointment, your Brite Dental Spa provider reviews your oral health history and asks you about any unusual symptoms you may be experiencing. They also ask you about your lifestyle and habits, including if you smoke or drink alcohol, what your diet consists of, and if you grind or clench your teeth.
If you don’t have any recent X-rays on file, your provider might ask you to take a series of pictures of your teeth or gums––or a video––and then upload them.
After gathering all of this information, your Brite Dental Spa provider can make recommendations for treatment. If you have an emergency, such as a painful toothache or visible tooth damage, they might recommend you visit the office right away.
If it’s a follow-up appointment after oral surgery, your provider can refill your medications or monitor your progress. Even though the process is remote, you’ll still receive the best possible care.
Anyone who wants to stay on top of their oral health is a candidate for teledentistry. This type of dentistry is convenient and quick and provides the information you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
To schedule your teledentistry appointment at Brite Dental Spa, call the office in New York City, or book online today.