Handling Of Dental X-rays?
Hello, if I want to have a dental x-ray, can I make a reservation to the dentist for that purpose directly?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. When making a visit to any doctor, usually patients come with certain complaints, then later the investigations that will be used will be adjusted to the needs of patients and estimates of the disease obtained by digging history and previous physical examination. The doctor will determine what choice of supporting examinations is necessary and can be done, but whether or not to do so will depend on the patient's decision.
So if you ask for a dental x-ray from your doctor, of course your dentist will ask in advance what are your reasons for the X-ray, do you feel that your teeth have grown abnormally, are there any pain, is there a history of bumps on the face or other complaints . This is especially so if you pay with health insurance like BPJS, because each action must have a clear reason beforehand, which if the action is not done, treatment will not be given. If you pay independently, maybe your doctor will still give the examination, but you still have to go through the examination beforehand.
Then, let's say that the dentist has allowed dental X-rays, whether it can be done right away or not, this will depend on the availability of equipment and facilities at each clinic, and for that, our advice should you ask directly at your place plan to get yourself checked. So, hopefully answering your question.