Why Book an Online Dentist Appointment?

Just to be clear…

…we’re not talking about booking an office visit online. We’re talking about booking an appointment with a dentist who will see you during an online mobile consultation (and with GoodCheckup, “see” you really means “see” you, since GoodCheckup has a patented mobile-to-mobile platform which allows your dentist to see you…and your teeth of course!).

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Many things have gone back to normal since the pandemic struck in early 2020, but many things have changed forever, for better or worse. One of the better changes we’ve seen stick is the widespread use of video conferencing and online health care.

This, however, hasn’t become as popular in the dental field. At first, the idea of virtual dentistry may seem counterintuitive. Most people wouldn’t think to schedule a dental video consultation, even though doing so could save them a lot of time and effort.

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In reality, there are a lot of reasons to schedule a dental video call. Here are some of the main ones:

Getting a second opinion

Have you ever left the dentist’s office feeling unsure of how thorough, thought out, or honest a dentist’s opinion is? While it’s not a frequent occurrence, it is not unheard of for some dentists to book you for surgery or other procedures you didn’t actually necessarily need.

Even if you trust your dentist, sometimes you get a bad gut feeling and it can be useful to get an opinion from a second dental practitioner. GoodCheckup makes scheduling an appointment online for a second opinion easy, and you won’t have to jump from one office to the next.

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Wouldn’t it be great to avoid this

 

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Determining whether or not you have an emergency

If you’ve ever badly chipped a tooth or sustained an oral injury of another kind, you probably know how anxiety-inducing it can be. If you can’t get an appointment with a dentist right away, your only recourse is to check yourself into an emergency room. 

If you aren’t sure as to whether your situation is severe enough to warrant this, you run the risk of suffering major damage to your wallet over something that might not require immediate attention at all.

The thought of spending thousands in an ER just to have them tell you to wait and schedule an appointment with your dentist is not a pleasant one. Scheduling a dental video consultation can often get you in front of a dentist within the day. This allows you to find out whether you need emergency dental care or can hang tight until you’re able to schedule a convenient appointment.

(DISCLAIMER: GoodCheckup is not a replacement for emergency medical treatment. We do not encourage postponing medical treatment. If you or your child are in any severe pain or feel that you have been severely injured, please call 911.)

Asking a quick question

Whether in be general health care or dental healthcare, we all know the feeling. Sometimes it’s just the smallest thing bugging you. It could be nothing at all. Perhaps you recently had an appointment and suddenly had a follow-up question dawn on you. It’s never convenient to go through the in-person appointment process all over again.

Instead, just schedule an appointment online and talk to your dentist at your convenience.