Talking to Us Is Better When You Have an Oral Health Concern than Using the Internet to Diagnose It
Posted on 2/22/2021 by Langtree Dental Associates
Do you have unmitigated dental pain? Is it slowing you down? Do you know its origin? If so, how do you plan to manage it? Some people, when facing this dilemma, often go online to diagnose the problem. However, this type of response will usually not help you solve your dental dilemma. It is better, by far, to address any concerns of this kind with our staff.
Why You Should Not Consult the Internet
Because there is a wealth of information online that covers dental woes and complaints, it is easy to use the web as a resource for a current dental complaint. However, even if you consult a dependable source online, it cannot be used as a substitute for the information you can source from us. Nevertheless, if you cannot avoid the temptation to search your dental symptoms online, do so with an open mind. You still need to contact us to really see what is going on and how to handle the problem. Therefore, don't open the browser for the first search result you see. Usually, these results represent paid advertisements, and, therefore, the site may not be your best choice. Checking multiple sites may be helpful, as long as you don't depend on the information for caring for your dental complaint.
Contacting Our Office
If you do experience a dental emergency or want to know more about a current dental concern, you should describe your dental condition with our office. Book an appointment so we can determine the underlying issue and suggest a treatment plan. Because you are not an experienced dentist, it is better to turn over your dental problem to a dental professional. When you conduct online searches, you need to consider the biases and interests of the sites you visit. For example, does the site accept the use of outside advertising and, if so, how do the ads influence the content?
We suggest contacting our office first to obtain a diagnosis. After discussing your dental condition, you can use what you know from us to learn more about the diagnosis online. Call us today if you have a specific dental concern and need to book an appointment.