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So we start off with a comprehensive evaluation. We do an oral cancer screening and usually a full set of updated x-rays. We take inter oral photos and we have a digital scanner that we can show the patient in 3D imaging. And then a member of our hygiene team does a thorough cleaning. Then when the patient comes back every six months, they get a doctor exam.
Something that’s unique about this practice is the way we treatment plan. So we do mandatory treatment, but we also like to focus on preventative treatment as well, and educate the patient on things that might not be a problem right away, but could end up being a problem in the future. And if we get to be a little bit more proactive about it, we can prevent disaster from down the line. And I think we really like to educate our patients so that they have a better idea of everything that’s going on in their mouth, rather than what’s happening right at this moment.
So a lot of people just go to the dentist when they feel like they’re in pain, especially now with the pandemic. People don’t see it as a priority to keep up with their cleanings. The reality is a lot of times dentistry can be fixed when small problems are easy fixable problems, and it gets not only more complicated, more expensive, sometimes more painful when problems become really big. So the key is always prevention, keeping up and maintaining everything that you have, and having a doctor look in your mouth every six months, just to, like I said, keep everything up to date and make sure that you’re aware of anything that might be coming down the line, so you can be aware and make decisions going forward.
Yeah, I would say at this office, we really strive to have patients be as comfortable as possible, whether that be, if you want to watch a Netflix show while we’re doing the exam. We also have different levels of sedation. If you’d just like us to explain everything as we’re going, if you prefer no explanation. I feel like we really work with the patients and ask what it is that we can do to help make their visit the most comfortable possible. And that’s something that I would encourage patients, like let us know if there’s something we can do better. We’re more than happy to accommodate.