The first step during the initial dental consultation is to get to know you and your medical history. This is done through a medical form which will provide helpful information about your medical history. This is followed by a through dental examination by a certified dentist which includes a closer look at the tooth, gum, and any infections. The dentist will also check for any signs of oral cancer.
X-Rays are safe, fast and allows the dentist to look at the internal structure of the tooth, jaw and any underlying infections.
Dentists will rely on their long running experience and the results of these tests to come up with a proper diagnosis. This will help them identify the best treatment which can either be administered immediately or at a later stage.
Once a diagnosis has been made, your dentists will propose a treatment plan and discuss it in details with you. The aim is to ensure you understand fully what is going to be done and how long it will take.