Should You Go To The Dentist When You’re Sick?

At Pennant Hills dentist, we care about our patients, and their oral health is something we take very seriously. That is why when you visit us, you have first-class attention. 

You can have check-ups, and cleanings, with the confidence that you will receive the best quality service, even when you are sick. If your doubting about keeping or cancelling your appointment, this information is necessary for you to know.

Here are a few things to consider if you are struggling with whether or not you should cancel or keep your appointment when you are sick.

1. How sick are you?

One of the most frequently asked questions by patients is whether they can go to their medical visit if they are mildly ill.

Some pathologies and circumstances make it clear that you need to cancel your appointment with your dentist, but we know that this is not always the case.

So, is it a simple case of headache, or is it something of greater concern?

To consider whether you should stay home or go to a consultation, you should start with this simple question: what kind of discomfort is it?

If it is something you can resolve with a simple pain reliever, you may want to consider keeping your appointment.

You may have to reschedule the appointment if it is something not quite common to you, something that has never affected you before. 

You also may need to reschedule your appointment in case of having a chronic illness and have been experiencing any related difficulties or complications.

Another situation to consider is the reason for your visit. Some dental procedures, such as the extraction of a molar, can be demanding on the patient’s body. It is better to consider waiting until you feel better and reschedule the visit if you are going for any type of intervention that requires anesthesia.

In any case, you are the one in control of deciding whether or not to reschedule your appointment for another date and choose a better occasion.

2. Are you contagious?

When it comes to a virus, for example, the flu, although this is mild, surely you will be experiencing coughs and sneezes, which are high-level forms of contagion. Because of this, you may have to reschedule your appointment. Consider that you may spread the virus to patients or staff members. It is our responsibility to be cautious.

3. Let us know as soon as you decide to cancel.

Please let us know if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. We can help you reevaluate the most suitable dates for your new appointment. In addition, knowing in advance that you will miss your appointment gives us the possibility of opening a vacancy for patients who have been left out that day.

Need to Reschedule?

If you need to cancel your appointment due to illness, don’t worry, we can reschedule your visit with just one call. Here at Pennant Hills dentist, we are happy to help you. Remember that your health matters to us.

Disclaimer: The content provided on this website is intended for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. Any reliance you place on the information provided in these blogs is, therefore, strictly at your own risk. We shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the information provided on this website.

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