Frequently Asked Questions

What does a dentist do via telehealth?

A videoconference with a dentist can provide patients with important oral health and hygiene information and is especially useful for patients who fear the dentist's chair. Dentists can make informed treatment decisions by viewing dental records and investigations electronically. Diseases of the mouth, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, can be monitored remotely via telehealth, and antibiotics and pain medication can be prescribed electronically for toothaches and infections, and pain in the oral mucosa and jaw. Furthermore, dentists can work in conjunction with teeth straightening companies offering at-home impression kits which can be sent in the mail for use and evaluation. Telehealth appointments for follow-up dentistry care are useful for people who live in remote places and want to travel less often to see dentist.