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Your initial appointment usually will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options. Treatment may possibly be started the same day as the consultation. A complex medical history or treatment plan, however, will require an initial evaluation followed by either a treatment plan presentation appointment or, in most cases, the initiation of treatment.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, bisphosphonates etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken recent x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
The comprehensive evaluation is the foundation for diagnosis and, if necessary, future treatment.The comprehensive exam consists of an extra-oral evaluation, intra-oral cancer screening, oral hygiene instruction, periodontal examination, evaluation of existing teeth and restorations, evaluation of occlusion, and, if indicated, radiographs (x-rays), dietary analysis, evaluation of the TMJ and muscles of mastication, or pulpal sensitivity testing. The comprehensive exam allows the team at 58 Dental to address the patient’s chief concerns, determine if disease is present, and provide multiple treatment options, based upon evidence-based dental research. The comprehensive exam varies in length, determined by the overall state of dental health the patient presents with and the range of possible treatment options. In some instances, a second appointment is necessary to present all the findings and treatment options available to the patient.