When you have to be patient
The most common reason patients get dental care when they’re not well is because they’re in the hospital.
So why are they not being treated at home?
Here are some answers to some of the most common questions and why it might not be right for you.
It’s not a big deal for you to wait.
You can be discharged from hospital and continue to get care.
And, yes, you can wait to be discharged.
However, as you get to the hospital, the care becomes more urgent and more urgent care becomes necessary.
“The majority of dental patients are discharged from the hospital with their dentures and fillings in hand,” says Dr Pauline Mowatt from the Australian Dental Association.
“They’ve got a tooth, they’ve got an extractor, they’re just ready to go home.”
But the vast majority of patients don’t.
It’s an extremely busy time of year.
Some may have to wait a few days to see a dentist, and a few weeks for an extraction.
The average waiting time for a dental extractor is three weeks.
It could be that you’re not receiving a proper extraction, or that your tooth is damaged, and needs to be replaced.
In the end, it may just be better to get out of the hospital and wait.
The more serious the problem, the longer you may need to wait to see your dentist.
You can’t get dental work done.
If you’re waiting for dental work to start, it’s best to call in a specialist to help you with your appointments.
You may need a specialist appointment to have a X-ray, a full-width extractor or other diagnostic test.
If you need dental care during your stay, there may be a limit to the number of appointments you can have.
The longer you’re out of hospital, and the more serious your condition, the less you can do.
“When people are discharged, there’s no way they can be sent back into the community,” says Mowatts.
“The number of people who are discharged will depend on their health and wellbeing, and their family’s needs.”
If it’s a busy time, don’t hesitate to call your GP.
If your GP thinks you have a condition which requires immediate dental treatment, they may be able to offer you treatment.
But the waiting list for dentists will be long, and some patients will need to take more time to see their dentist.
If they’re unable to treat you, they’ll likely not be able either.
What you can expect: After you’ve left hospital, you may see a specialist or dentist, or have an extracter.
But this could be a few months after your hospital discharge.
Some dentists and extractors will only offer patients the chance to see them once they’ve returned to the community.
For a range of conditions, such as: an enlarged or damaged tooth