Tips for Better Dentist Appointments
With asthma, there are constant run-ins with things that pose, for lack of a better term #AsthmaProblems. These things are often unexpected--like the impact of asthma on... visiting the dentist?! In this video, we'll explore some tips to make this aspect of dental care with asthma a bit easier
Some tips for a dentist visit
- Make a list of the medications you're taking.
- Time your appointment based on when you’re likely to have more symptoms, to ensure a smooth appointment without too many symptoms. E.g. you may cough more in the morning and may do better with an afternoon/evening appointment.
- Discuss with your asthma doctor if you need to pre-medicate with your rescue inhaler, before a dental (or other such) appointments.
- Also, discuss with your asthma doctor the need to take any medications for your allergies or sinus issues, that may cause issues with a dental appointment.
Disclaimer: Always talk to your asthma doctor before taking any new medications, changing your medication regimen, or before other medical appointments which may impact your asthma, symptoms, or treatment regimen.
Have asthma inhalers affected your dental health?