We will present the ideal treatment plan for you.
My style is to present ideal treatment to every patient. If there needs to be a modification to this plan for whatever reason, I will give alternative approaches and I will thoroughly explain the risks and benefits of each approach. It is very important that the patient is an active participant in his or her own care. If there are urgent matters, you will be encouraged to prioritize those.
A comprehensive exam evaluates the teeth, gums and oral structures but it is also an opportunity to uncover some underlying medical issues.
In my 20-year career, I am thankful to have uncovered many medical issues that would have otherwise gone undetected. And if you have kept up with the news, you will have run across articles about the connection between the mouth and general health. Dental disease can affect the body in dangerous ways. The oral cavity is a balance of good and bad bacteria. When the balance tips, it becomes a source of infection throughout our systems. Not only is the mouth in proximity to the brain, but there are anatomic channels to the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver. As dentists, we are often the first line of defense. A thorough oral exam is a must and we keep up this level of care throughout your time with us.