The Long Overdue Dental Emergency App has Finally Arrived

Dental Emergency ApplicationSmartphones have permeated nearly every aspect of modern life, so it was only a matter of time before they began influencing dentistry as well.

Finally Connected

Researchers from the Indiana University in the USA have developed a mobile application to streamline the reporting of dental emergencies. Capable of capturing and transmitting images from inside a patient’s mouth, along with details of the issue, the application provides local dentists with enough information to determine whether any form of urgent care is needed.

The new app, called DentaCom, features a system that asks patients a series of questions and guides them toward clinically meaningful data to help decide the next course of action. This is especially important for individuals under tremendous pain and stress from emergency dental issues. By supplying pertinent information both to the patient and their dentist, the dental emergency can be resolved in a swift and efficient manner.

Still Confused

Dentistry in the UK has been undergoing a crisis as of late, with millions of people forgoing dentist visits for years on end, with some neglecting their dental hygiene altogether. The introduction of dentistry-based smartphone applications would benefit not only those in need of emergency dental care, but also those who are unaware of how best to care for their teeth.

Emergency dentists from Bow House a Centre of Dental Excellence in Hertfordshire agree that the development of and popularisation of health applications is long overdue. As people spend more time on their phones and increasingly rely on internet-based communications, there must be a way to connect dentists to their patients without necessarily having both speak in the same room. The introduction of localised dental emergency applications should remedy this issue.

People have the highest chance of staying healthy when they are in control. Sudden issues or injuries may not always coincide with the dentist’s schedule, which makes it all the more important to begin letting technology close that dental emergency gap.