Your initial appointment will include a thorough head and neck examination by the doctor. In addition, this visit consists of a clinical examination, radiographs as indicated, complete medical and dental health history, vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature, and impressions for diagnostic models if deemed necessary. The more comprehensive the examination, the more intelligently we can diagnose and treat. In cases in which emergency treatment is imperative for the relief or prevention of pain, the examination will usually proceed at a future office visit.
A thorough medical history is taken at your initial dental appointment. We do this because we care about our patients overall health. Periodically we will ask you to update your medical history.
From the study of radiographs, clinical finding and in some instances, diagnostic models, we will diagnose your case so that we can recommend the appropriate treatment. If there is more than one method of treatment to be contemplated, both will be discussed, as well as what can be anticipated.