So you’ve taken the time to make your dental appointment – now what?  Granted, making the call and showing up are often the biggest hurdles, but there are a few helpful hints to make the appointment as easy as possible.

What to bring to the appointment:

An updated list of all medications, over the counter drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements you are taking

An updated list of all medical conditions and allergies

The name and telephone number of your physician and health care providers

The name and contact information of your emergency contact, and the individual who can make decisions for you in case of emergency

Your dental insurance information and the preferred method of payment  

Dentures, partials and mouthguards – even if you aren’t wearing them

Questions or concerns about your teeth or mouth in general

If helpful, bring a friend or family member to support you:)

We want your experience in our office to be as comfortable as possible.  Do you get cold sitting in the dental chair?  We have blankets to make you more comfortable.  Does the sound of the drill bother you?  We have an ipod that may help distract you – or you may certainly bring your own if you prefer.  Please speak up so you don’t have to be uncomfortable unnecessarily.  If we can help, we will.

Also,  please allow yourself enough time when scheduling other appointments or activities before or after your appointment so you aren’t rushed either coming to or leaving from our office.  It’s hard to focus on making decisions regarding treatment scheduling if you are in a hurry.  It also helps to bring your calendar with you to help when scheduling your next appointment.

Be honest about your health habits, behaviors, finances and other concerns.  It’s always easier to work a problem before, rather than after.  

Do you have any suggestions that may make the dental experience easier?  We’d love to hear from you.  As always, if you are in the Pinckney area and would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 734.878.3167 or visit our website at www.brunnerfamilydental.com