Oral Diagnostic Procedures
Diagnostic Procedures for more Accurate Dental Treatment Plans for your Oral Health
A regular oral checkup and comprehensive diagnostic procedures provide more benefits than just getting your teeth cleaned and checked for cavities. In fact, dental experts opine that getting a dental checkup through meticulous diagnostics procedures can detect other underlying health concerns even before the symptoms present.
Your oral health is not independent of your overall physical health. Diseases like diabetes and some immune disorders often have oral signs before any other symptoms. Regular oral exams can help catch these diseases early and increase the chances of improvement.
Here at i2m Dental, Dr. Pallavi Sinha is a dental expert that provides various comprehensive diagnostic procedures across Silver Spring and Hyattsville, Maryland. These diagnostic procedures allow her to detect signs of other illnesses and create accurate treatment plans for your individual case. Her expertise extends to a wide range of patients, benefitting people regardless of their age.
Whether you have never been to a dentist, facing a dental problem, getting active treatment for a dental issue or at risk of developing one, it is imperative that you schedule an appointment. Your consultation will include a detailed check up and diagnostic procedures to detect the problem.
When do you need a Dental Check Up and Diagnosis?
Regular and timely dental checkups can help diagnose diseases early and prevent underlying health conditions from worsening over time. If any of the following apply to you, you should schedule an appointment for a checkup with Dr. Pallavi.
Toothaches usually indicate a cavity. However, they can also be a symptom of gum disease or some oral condition. If you have been experiencing toothache for more than one day, seek a dental professional’s attention. Diagnostic procedures can help detect the cause of the pain and allow early treatment.
Otherwise, healthy gums can sometimes bleed if you brush them too hard. However, if you experience bleeding from your gums regularly, see a dentist for a checkup. According to the ADA, bleeding gums can be a sign of gingivitis. Early diagnosis can help prevent the issue from getting any worse.
Whether it’s due to an accident, poor oral hygiene or some other underlying health condition, tooth damage and decay need immediate attention. A dental checkup will allow the dentist to find the cause of the damage and recommend proper treatment.
It’s been 6 or more Months since your Last Appointment
The ADA recommends regular dental checkups every 6 months. If six months or more have elapsed since your last dental appointment, it is critical for your oral health that you do so right away.
A Range of Oral Diagnostic Procedures
Dr. Pallavi is particular about her oral checkups and makes sure that every patient receives a comprehensive inspection for existing and developing oral or dental concerns. However, there are several oral health conditions that are not detectable with just a visual inspection.
Infections, hidden cavities, impacted teeth, bone loss, and others can be hard to see. For these situations, Dr. Pallavi conducts a series of diagnostic procedures that help detect abnormalities that can’t be seen otherwise.
These diagnostic procedures are extremely beneficial for the patients as they help:
Give a clear picture of your oral health, creating a baseline for future checkups.
Help diagnose infections, cavities, caries, cancer, and other oral health conditions.
Create accurate treatment plans based on your diagnosis.
Here at i2m Dental, we offer the conduct the following diagnostic procedures:
Consultation and Results
Depending on the type of diagnostic procedure used, it might take a few days for your results to come back. Once they do, Dr. Pallavi will call you back in and discuss the findings. If any tests show a more serious condition, Dr. Pallavi will proceed to advise you on the appropriate way forward.
If the diagnostic tests come back clear, Dr. Pallavi will offer guidance for better oral hygiene care along with any other recommendation she seems necessary.