How long is a dentist appointment?

Visiting the dental office is a great way to improve and correct your oral health. Whether you’re coming in for a cleaning or have more extensive work to be done, the appointment is done as quickly and comfortably as possible. However, no matter what type of work you need to have done, you probably want to know how long you’ll be in the office to help in scheduling your day.

How Long is a Typical Dental Appointment?
It is safe to say that most dental appointments are roughly an hour long. Some procedures, like fillings or less invasive treatment can take as little as a half an hour. Other procedures, like root canals, extractions, cleanings and emergency appointments can take about an hour. It is always a good idea to ask the staff about the procedure you’ll need to have done and how long you can expect for it to take. By giving yourself about an hour in the office, you are able to work your appointment conveniently around other engagements and errands that you might have.

Tips for Preparing for Your Visit
It is completely understandable that your dental visit isn’t the highlight of your day. You probably want to get in and out of the office as quickly as possible. We work to make your appointment as quick and easy as possible so that you can simply get on with your busy day. It is important to schedule your dental appointments on a day when you have a little bit of wiggle room in your schedule. This allows you to get the treatment done that is needed without feeling rushed or having to come back to have it done. We can pre-schedule all appointments for you so that you can choose the day and time to have the work done in our office. It is our job to work with your schedule so that you will continue to receive the treatment that you need.

While each procedure is completely different in what is involved, you can expect most of your visits to be about an hour long. Not only is this done to provide you with the best care possible, but to offer you a quick and easy appointment that doesn’t take up your whole day. Both pediatric and adult patients will find these convenient appointments to be essential to maintaining good oral health.

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