Before preparing the treatment plan and quotation, your anamnesis (medical history) is compiled. There is a medical questionnaire you need to fill out and then the dentist examines you and any questions arising will be discussed.
The two major pillars of dental diagnostics are physical examination and radiographic pictures.
The physical examination includes checking oral cavities with basic tools (mirror, dental probe). It also includes examination of teeth, mucosa, tongue, palate, since this is crucial not only to diagnose oral diseases but also to detect possible malignant tumorous diseases of the oral cavity.
The dental diagnostic process is at least as important as the appropriate treatment and the quality of material used. Oxygen Medical works with a Rayscan Symphony 3D CT Scan, which is a modern and very safe device. The dosage of radiation received by the patient is extremely low and the Scanner provides the dentists with excellent panoramic x-rays or 3D images.
These images are invaluable aids in diagnosing and they facilitate the treatment planning.
Panaromic and Bitewing X-rays
Panoramic x-rays are a frequently used form of dental imaging. They serve as an important diagnostic tool in case of average treatments.
A bitewing X-ray is an intraoral radiographic view, sometimes necessary to give a more detailed image of a particular tooth.
Dental radiographs show hidden dental structures, cavities, infections and bone loss.
The Rayscan Symphony scan provides a 3D image of the patient’s teeth and jaw. These images make diagnosis and treatment more predictable, faster and safer. A precise diagnosis is extremely important and helpful when planning oral surgeries, root canal and periodontal treatments. Also, previously undiagnosed dental pain problems can be solved.
In case of dental implant surgery, it helps determine the appropriate size and optimal location for the implant, as well as the necessity of bone grafting.