When something goes wrong with your teeth, it can be hard to know whether you should see an emergency dentist immediately or if you can afford to wait. Fortunately, our office now proudly offers virtual dental e-visits for situations when you’re pressed for time or unsure if you should make an in-person appointment.
You can now have a consultation with one of our emergency dentists from the comfort of your own home! Here’s what you need to know about teledentistry, the latest innovation from our office.
Teledentistry is an innovative way to access convenient dental care when you need it most, using your computer, tablet, or phone.
Similar to telemedicine, it’s like a dental visit that takes place online. It works like a video call: our team will be able to see you, take a look at whatever issue you’re experiencing, and counsel you through a dental emergency or concern.
Our emergency dentists can provide any of the following services through our teledentistry platform:
At the end of the day, you don’t need to rearrange your schedule to get dental advice from one of our qualified specialists. Teledentistry is an easy, convenient, and affordable way to access high-quality, personalized dental care from wherever you are.
Setting up an e-visit is easy. First, you’ll need to create an account on our online platform, using your email address and creating a password to log in. We’ll ask you to fill out a short form answering questions about your medical history so we’ll have the information we need to treat you. This is similar to the sort of form you would fill out before any medical or dental visit.
Next, you’ll need to enter your payment information. There is a $49 charge for an e-visit. However, if you do need to come in for an appointment, this fee will be credited toward treatment needed.
Lastly, you’ll be welcomed into a virtual “waiting room” until one of our emergency dentists is available to jump on the call. You can also schedule an e-visit for a future time if there are no dentists available or if you’d rather chat with someone later in the day.
While certain appointments are best conducted in person, there are plenty of situations in which an e-visit would be warranted, including times when you:
If you’re interested in an e-visit with one of our West Michigan emergency dentists, you can learn more about the teledentistry process on our website: www.ineedadentistnow.com.
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