In a world full of technology, people can often find an abundant amount of information online. The World Wide Web is a blessing but also a curse to healthcare. Patients can easily find an assortment of true, partially true or completely false information on their condition. It is easy for one to think that he/she has self-diagnosed without properly being examined by a professional. For any type of health related issues, the whole picture needs to be examined. As in the dental field, physically examining the area of concern, history, diagnostic imaging and symptoms all come into play for a proper diagnosis. That said, there are many helpful guidelines which can be found online,everything from daily oral hygiene routine to what to expect in the a dental visit.
In short, don’t believe everything you read on the internet, take it with a grain of salt. Don’t come to any conclusions regarding your health until you have been properly examined by a licensed practitioner.