Video Consultation: The Need Of The Hour

MyDentalPlan Healthcare
2 min readAug 2, 2021

Long before COVID-19, technology seeped into our lives with Alexa, GPS, online shopping, online food delivery, and more. COVID-19 and the lockdown simply increased our dependency on online ordering, and for all the good reasons.

With the world going digital, we can now even enjoy dental care with one easy feature — video consultation.

Just like any other video call, video consultation helps us connect with a dental expert. This further helps one stay on top of their oral hygiene and health without worrying about time, travel, and contamination.

While we all know that stepping out of the confines of our homes, especially during these tough pandemic times questions our safety, however, at the same time more than 120 major systemic diseases find their roots in poorly maintained oral hygiene and neglected dental treatment — which means that a dental visit must not be delayed. Not only this but poor oral hygiene and health can also trigger or aggravate the COVID-19 infection.

Amidst the pandemic, online video consultation has become a hassle-free way to get in touch with a dentist without being exposed to a clinic or hospital environment.

Video consultations are a boon for,

1.Children with lowered immunity

2. Immuno-compromised individuals,

  • Under radiation or chemotherapies
  • Taking dialysis
  • Diabetic
  • HIV positive
  • COVID-19 recovered

3. Handicapped/ paralysed individuals

4. Individuals with,

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychiatric problems

5. Pregnant women

6. Old people

Video consultations can help a dentist evaluate,

  • Your current general and oral health status
  • Dietary habits
  • Nutrition levels in the body
  • Oral symptoms
  • Systemic diseases connected to oral health
  • Whether or not you need urgent dental treatment

Video consultations are one of the easiest ways to differentiate between similar-looking health problems, diagnose a building complication, and reinstate a sense of good oral hygiene.

However, what one must remember is that video consultations are NOT a substitute for a dental visit but just a way to get an insight into how urgently you need it.

Many wellness companies have been working towards offering digitised dental solutions like quick, hassle-free video consultations to the masses to avoid further complications and avoid the rise of a new pandemic due to negligence.

Making a call to verified dentists across India is the right step we need to take to move towards dental wellness — all from the comfort of our home.