The unique health evaluation that we perform at TLC Dental is the most in-depth and comprehensive examination you will ever undergo.
The interview is conducted by the doctor, who ascertains your awareness of dental health, your previous negative experiences (for which you may require help or special care), your health orientation, and your desire to prevent future problems and obtain optimum health. This initial interview process helps us understand you and build the relationship based on trust and care that every patient desires to have with his or her doctor.
The medical history identifies any health problems that may affect the outcome of your treatment or the quality of care received by you.
The dental history identifies significant dental treatment or neglect of dental care you may have experienced in the past. The dental history ascertains:
• If and why teeth were lost • Family history • Sensitivities of the teeth to hot, cold, sweets, or acids • Previous orthodontic care
• Home care and habits • The possible presence of food impaction areas • Bruxism (tooth grinding) • Previous periodontal treatment
• Any concern with offensive breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth