Although oral health care is very important, you should consider rescheduling if you are ill. Here, our Richmond Hill share the questions you should ask yourself before coming in for an appointment if you aren't feeling well.
To help you determine if rescheduling your dental appointment is the right choice, ask yourself these questions.
Is your illness contagious?
One of the first questions you should ask yourself is whether you can spread the illness to others. During a dental appointment, your mouth will be open and the dentist and hygienist will be spending a lot of time in areas where a substantial amount of germs and bacteria reside. If there is a chance you could infect the staff or other individuals with your illness, stay home.
The same goes for any illness that is causing a cough, sneezing, or a fever!
How is your energy level?
Some illnesses can cause you to feel weak and extremely fatigued. If you find that you have a difficult time standing up, getting dressed, and even completing basic tasks around your home, it may be best to stay at home, even if you are not contagious.
Your dental appointment can always be rescheduled so it's not worth causing yourself any extra pain.
How's your stomach?
If you are experiencing any type of stomach bug, stay home. Not only are these illnesses highly contagious, but they can increase your gag reflex. This means all of the instruments in your mouth, the taste of cleaning supplies, etc., could make it very difficult for staff members to get a good look inside of your mouth and properly clean your teeth.