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Is follow-up Dental Appointment necessary?

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A Dental appointment scheduled to ensure that teeth and oral care are in good health. Even the healing procedure in certain cases like full mouth implantation, gingivitis, multiple root canals etc.; may require well post dental treatment appointment for follow-up. Your dentist is the only person who can tell whether your mouth and teeth are healing adequately and if there are any signs of secondary infection. Hence, multiple follow-ups may be extremely important and mandatory after certain dental treatments.

teeth X-ray during follow-up appointment
Smiling female dentist showing a young patient his teeth X-ray during his follow-up appointment.

Dental Treatments that require follow-up Appointment:

Firstly, Full mouth Dental Implants

Secondly, Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Thirdly, Crowns and Bridges

Implant supported Dentures

Orthodontic Treatment

Emergency Surgeries

Multiple Root Canal Treatment


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There is always some risk of infection when undergoing oral surgeries thus chances of a secondary infection is common. However, if proper medication and post-operative instructions followed, then oral care infection contained. Hence, to avoid this one must never neglect a scheduled follow-up dental appointment. Visit your dentist today if you haven’t!

Dry Socket:

Dry sockets are painful after an extraction as the blood clot may get dislodged or there maybe lack of clots in the socket. Therefore, follow-up dental appointments are required to check the healing process and for re-dressing to reduce the pain. However, in case of grossly carious extracted teeth, and over retained root piece is of great concern that require regular follow-ups.

If your follow-up appointment is missed or ignored; then you may experience a miss fortune of ignorance which includes multiple augmented oral issues.

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Bone Loss:

If a tooth has fallen-off due to poor oral hygiene or trauma, then the bone in that area starts to shrink causing bone loss. However, follow-up dental appointments are mandatory in such cases to discuss better dental treatment plans with the dentist that will preserve the bone density for dental implant. 

Prolonged Orthodontic Treatment:

Braces or orthodontic treatment enhances the smile of an individual by aligning the teeth. Dentists need to make occlusal adjustments throughout the treatment procedure to ensure the bite is aligned. Without follow-up dental appointments braces may not fit properly, treatment may take prolonged time and further orthodontic issues may develop its secondary infections. 

Therefore, a follow-up dental appointment is a must to check for complications and other oral-related problems that can occur at any time after the dental procedure done. It’s also designed to assess the oral hygiene of patients and how they are maintaining post operative dental care.

Want to stay on top of your Dental Game? What stage are you on when it comes to your Dental Health? Do you require preventive care? Do you require curative care or something beyond that? What relevant questions should you ask your Dentist?


In conclusion, Royal Dental Clinics, Mumbai; emphasises its patients to visit for a regular follow-up dental appointment. Appointment reminders on mail, call and an sms are acknowledged to manage staggered appointments and maintain social distancing norms.

But how often should you actually go to dentist? The basic rule of thumb says you should visit the dentist every six months. Studies have shown that people without any problems are ok to go once a year while those with dental concerns should get checked out every 3 or 4 months.

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