Thursday, October 19, 2023

When Is The Best Time To Go To The Dentist?

No, this is not a joke... so those of you answering "Tooth Thirty" can just smile and read on!

In all seriousness, I have always wondered what time during the day is the best time to go to the dentist. Believe it or not, it really depends on what you are doing. So here is the breakdown:

Cleaning: Morning - Morning cleaning tends to go quicker than afternoon ones

Fillings: Morning - Dentist tend to run more on schedule to start their day. So going in the morning to get that filling, will usually get you in and out quicker.

Major work: (Root Canals / Extractions): Afternoon A European research company found that local anesthesia lasts longer in the afternoon. So getting your major work done in the afternoon will allow you more time to get your medication, get home, and have it kick in before the anesthesia totally wears off. So try for a "Tooth Thirty" appointment when you have major work being done!

Obviously, this all depends on your dentist's schedule. Certain procedures are scheduled at certain times in some offices. So check their availability.

Original post by Clay III on December 15, 2017

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