Dental healthcare is very important, and you must visit the dentist for a regular checkup regularly. When getting an appointment at the dentist, we give you a time that works the best for you. Confirming an appointment means that the slot is reserved for you, and no other patient will be seen at that time. At Sekhon Dental, we try our best to see you at your scheduled time. Unfortunately, delays happen! It could be due to following reasons:
- The treatment scheduled before yours is taking more time than anticipated
- Patient may have questions that he/she wants to get answered by the dentist/hygienist
- There might have been an emergency case
- We are short-staffed
What to do While Patiently Waiting at the Dental Office
It can be boring to wait at the dental office while your doctor attends to another patient. Clinics usually do not have a lot to offer in the waiting area, yet you can ask the receptionist about available options that may interest you. Here are a few ways to keep yourself busy when waiting for the dentist.
Read a Book on Your Device
What can be better than reading a nice book while you wait for your dentist to attend to you. Read any book of your choice on your device, sitting on comfortable couches to relax. Download a book you like and enjoy it till your turn comes.
Listen to Music
According to the University of Montreal research, listening to music lessens the stress hormones before dental treatment. What can be better than that! Relax on one of those comfortable couches and listen to calming music till the dentist comes.
If you are not interested in listening to music or reading a book on your device, you can watch the television placed in the waiting area. Enjoy the programs as per the combined interest of people waiting in the area.
Enjoy a Nap
A dental office is definitely not the best choice for sound sleep. But nobody ever said you couldn’t take a nap there. If you are informed about your dentist being late for more than 20 minutes, you can make the best use of the soft, comfortable couch and take a nap. Just make sure to leave space for other people to sit.
Waiting at the dental office is not pleasant, but not that bad either. Read a magazine, do a puzzle or just take a quick nap – you won’t realize how fast time goes by. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation! When we are with you, we will give you the full attention as we did to the patient before you. Keep Smiling!