“You only treat what you see, and you only see what you know."
Sometimes patients have more complex dental needs, or concerns. Or simply put, they just want to know more. If this is the case, there are options for you.
At top medical centers across the country, there is something known as an Executive Physical. This is a thorough and extended physical examination where the entire body is evaluated comprehensively, including lab testing, functional testing, and personalized counseling based on findings. This allows people to be fully aware of any current or potential future health issues or concerns, so they can be proactive rather than reactive, and live longer, healthier lives.
We can do the same in dentistry. A Comprehensive Evaluation is our version of the Executive Physical.
We perform a complete clinical and visual evaluation of your teeth, gums, and surrounding and supporting structures, and your jaw and bite. We make models of your teeth, so that we can evaluate all functional elements of your dental system, and we take a series of digital photographs so that we can study your mouth when you are not in the office, as well as communicate effectively on the condition of your oral health. We spend additional time with you going through all details of the evaluation, and provide you with a comprehensive written report of the evaluation. This process happens over the course of two appointments.
A Comprehensive Evaluation allows us to fully understand a patient's current dental condition and prognosticate future dental needs. This is the best way for our patients to make fully informed and educated decisions on dental treatment, for optimal structural integrity and longevity, especially in more complex situations. Should you seek further dental treatment after a Comprehensive Evaluation, we can create an individualized plan and address these needs.