“What you don't know, can hurt you…”
In order to treat you in the best possible way, a complete and thorough evaluation of your general and oral health is necessary.
Comprehensive Examination is a service we provide for all new patients and for our established patients every 3 years.
What is involved in the Comprehensive Examination?
Medical and Dental History:
A dental visit is not just about teeth. It is also about your overall health. What goes on in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. What goes on in your body also can have an effect on your mouth.
Many diseases and conditions can affect your oral health.
Medicine for other conditions also can affect the health of your mouth.
If you have certain medical conditions, you may need specialized oral and dental care.
Your oral health also can affect other medical conditions. For example, if you are diabetic, a mouth infection can disrupt your blood-sugar levels and make your diabetes harder to control. Periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of various medical problems. These may include heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and premature births.
The advantages of digital over film-based intraoral radiography are numerous. Within just seconds, digital imaging provides superior-quality images that can be enhanced, cropped, inverted, or embossed to aid clinicians in diagnostics and formulation of a treatment plan. With instant images that can be enlarged for patient viewing, patients have the opportunity to truly see and understand their diagnosis and make informed decisions regarding treatment options. Images are provided instantly without processing, which is pleasing to the patient and more efficient for office workflow. Not having to process film results in fewer office purchases and less downtime for processing and equipment maintenance.
The radiation dose received by the patient is greatly reduced compared with that used in film-processed images, safeguarding patients as well as staff.
Digital Panoramic Orthopantomograph:
Correct patient positioning is assured by three positioning laser lights. Frankfurt and midsagittal lights aid finding the correct angulation of the patient's head and the occlusion correction light ensures proper anterior positioning.A rigid 5-point positioning system including forehead support, chin rest and bite fork eliminates patient movement. The open design allows easy viewing and positioning of the patient from either the left or right side.
The OP200 D has a patented method for dose-controlled Automatic Exposure Control. The system measures patient bone thickness from the ramus and defines individual exposure values for patients with different sizes. This also enables individual Automatic Spine Compensation values to reduce spinal shadow in the image for each patient.
The V-shaped X-ray beam adapts to the human anatomy, providing even greater detail and a wider mandibular image layer. The V-shaped X-ray beam also allows for more penetrating power for the thicker maxilla area.A V-shaped beam supports better imaging of the human anatomy than a standard beam and ensures a homogeneous image.
When a full panoramic image is not required, 1 to 5 segments of the horizontal image can be selected to expose only regions of diagnostic interest.
The diagnostic LED attachment lights up
those hard to see clinical problems that traditional examination procedures can not. It employs a non-invasive technique and is a must have for all dental professionals.
Optional diagnostic adapter tip
A meticulous tooth by tooth recording of decay, conditions of the teeth and mouth, prior treatment and restorations, treatment that needs to be performed, positions of teeth, impactions etc.
Recording the pocket depths. mobility of teeth, bone loss, calculus, bleeding, swelling, recession etc.
Custom Patient Presentation: