Do I Need to Take Anything to My Dental Appointment?

This is a question we hear quite often. Most of us know what to take to a doctor’s appointment, but we are not sure if we need to take anything to a dental appointment. The answer is: Yes, there are things you need to take to your dental appointment. What should I take to my dental appointment

1. You know that some medications do not interact well with others. Take to your dental appointment a list of medications, including vitamins, herbal remedies, and over-the-counter medications. 

2. The anesthetics and medications your dentist uses might cause a bad reaction if you are allergic to the drug or if you have a medical condition. 

3. Sometimes your dentist will have questions about your medical condition and might want to discuss them with your doctor before administering anesthetics or medications. Take the names and phone numbers, as well as specialties, for all health care providers, doctors, and your last dentist. 

4. Medical emergencies can occur while you are being treated by your dentist. Take with you information about your emergency contacts, medical power of attorney, or someone who can help to make decisions on your behalf. 

5. Most dentists today expect payment at the time you are treated. Therefore, take your dental insurance or Medicaid cards to your appointment.

6. Any dentures or partials should also be taken to your appointment, even if you don’t wear them.

7. If you inclined to become anxious during dental treatment, take a video or audio that you find relaxing. 

8. If you are experiencing dental issues, bring along a list of questions and concerns. A list helps us to ensure that we address all of your questions and concerns.