Telemedicine services offered in Phoenix, AZ

Telemedicine, also called teledentistry, makes it possible to meet with your dentist without visiting their office. At The Smile Boutique in Phoenix, Arizona, our experienced oral surgeon and general dentist offers telemedicine to people 20 and older. Telemedicine can save you time and provide prompt care when needed. Call The Smile Boutique today to schedule a telemedicine appointment or book one online.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine uses the internet, web cameras, smartphones, tablets, and/or computers to share medical information with your dentist securely. It allows you to receive oral health care from anywhere, whether you’re on vacation with family or too sick to leave home.

What can telemedicine help with?

The Smile Boutique uses telemedicine to manage various oral health problems, including:

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Inflammation
  • Bleeding gums
  • Toothaches
  • Gum pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Knocked out or damaged permanent teeth

The Smile Boutique uses telemedicine for routine checkups and monitoring as well. For example, you can schedule a virtual visit to review X-rays or check in after dental implant surgery.

How do I sign up for telemedicine?

Contact The Smile Boutique today if you want to schedule a telemedicine appointment. The administrative staff provides you with login information to access a HIPPA-compliant virtual appointment platform. (HIPAA is the federal law that protects patients’ privacy.)

After creating an account, you’re directed to a virtual waiting room. You fill out your new patient “paperwork” and other documents there. The staff reviews your documents and schedules a virtual consultation. This consultation is on the same day whenever possible, but you might have to wait up to 48 hours.

How does telemedicine work?

During a telemedicine appointment, your dentist reviews your medical records and asks about the reason for your visit. They then complete a virtual exam. Your dentist asks you to smile, open your mouth, and stick out your tongue. They might have you point your camera at your gums or a specific tooth.

Your provider uses this information to make personalized treatment recommendations. They schedule an in-office appointment if they identify problems requiring more precise analysis, like digital X-rays or a biopsy.

What are the advantages of telemedicine?

Telemedicine offers many advantages compared to traditional in-office dental visits.

For one, it provides easy access to a dentist. If you have mobility issues or lack reliable transportation, you can still receive regular preventive care.

Telemedicine eliminates the need for parents and caregivers to find babysitters or substitute caregivers. Likewise, if you have a dental emergency and need immediate care, you can see your dentist without having to sit in traffic or leave the comfort of your home.

Call The Smile Boutique today to request a telemedicine appointment, or book one online.