Telemedicine, including teledentistry, has become more common since the pandemic. Teledentistry makes it easier to get dental care and helps to improve your oral health.
You can use teledentistry to connect with your dentist using two-way video equipment, your cell phone or tablet, says the American Dental Association. Many people who have used teledentistry said they were happy with the experience. In a survey, 86% of patients said they would use teledentistry again.
What does a teledentistry appointment look like? How can you “go to the dentist” without leaving your home?
Here’s what teledentistry offers you:
- Convenience – Schedule your teledentistry appointment to suit your schedule and needs. With teledentistry, you don’t need to spend time traveling to and from the dentist’s office.
- Flexibility – You can take advantage of teledentistry in a few ways. The most common is to “meet” your dentist on live video. You can do this wherever you have an internet connection. Dentists have technology that makes care and communication easier. For example, they can send photos, X-rays and other kinds of files digitally. Dentists can also use apps to help measure, monitor and manage oral health.
- Personal connection – During a teledentistry appointment, your dentist’s attention is all on you. A virtual visit builds a connection between you and your dentist and helps make your next in-person visit more comfortable.
Teledentistry makes it easier to get care if you live in a remote area or have transportation or mobility challenges. Its flexibility and one-on-one care can also make it easier to improve your oral health.
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