This is something you won’t encounter very often: discussion of when to reschedule a dental checkup. Usually your family dentist in Cleveland, TX is reminding you of the importance of keeping to your scheduled checkups and cleanings. Establishing a preventive routine is the best way for most people to know their dental health is being professionally assessed every six months or so. But once in a while, there is a good reason to call your dentist to reschedule.
Reason #1: When Something Isn’t Right
Knowing you will see our trusted dental staff twice a year gives you peace of mind. If you are brushing regularly at home, flossing daily, and not experiencing any problems, you can be assured that we have technology and experience to help us spot issues early, so they can be addressed while they are small. That might mean the difference between a tooth-colored filling for a small cavity, and a more extensive procedure, like a root canal treatment, for a problem that has progressed. However, if you are experiencing pain between appointments, or if you notice a new lump, bump or sore, if you are any issue causing your concern, let us know so we can reschedule to see you sooner.
Reason #2: When It’s An Emergency
Dental emergencies may not happen often, but if you are experiencing one, call our office right away. We may want to see you for a same-day appointment, or within a day or two. If you aren’t sure if your situation needs immediate help, we can help you assess the situation. Whether it’s a bitten tongue, a chipped a tooth, or a loose crown, or any other situation, call us if it feels like an emergency.
Reason #3: When You Are Under The Weather
When you are coming down with a cold, or have that stomach bug that’s going around your office, please call us to reschedule any routine appointment. You will most likely be happier at home, drinking plenty of fluids, and sucking on (sugar free!) cough drops. Once you feel better, give us a call. And don’t forget to replace your toothbrush, once you feel better, to keep from reinfecting yourself!
We Don’t Mind Rescheduling Appointments, When the Need Arises
If you are feeling under the weather, we understand if you reschedule until you feel better. And if something is on your mind, please reschedule to see us sooner, so we can help. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland and all surrounding communities.