Since it can be quite a chore to get into the dentist sometimes, it is important to make the most out of every visit. Here are some tips to get the most out of your visit, so hopefully you do not need to schedule any unexpected visits in the future.
First, during your check up it is important that your dentist is aware of any abnormal symptoms that you are aware of. Often times if a condition is very early in its progression it is hard for a dentist to diagnose a condition, without knowing what they are looking for. So be sure to mention all symptoms you are experiencing from gum or tooth sensitivity to troubles chewing or swallowing; and do not hope for the dentist to stumble upon your condition without knowing about the symptoms.
Also, when you are in for your check up make sure your dentist is aware of all your medical conditions, such as pregnancy, chemotherapy, medications you may be taking, etc. If you have a lot of conditions, write it down and bring in a list. This will help your dentist in prescribing you medication that will not have a adverse reaction to the medication you are already on.