During the oral examination, a sufficient detail about you is collected by the dentist to develop an appropriate treatment plan. The information includes:
- Current intake of medicines
- Any medical conditions like diabetics, heart diseases, epileptic, bleeding disorders
- Smoking and consumption of alcohol
- Any previous surgeries and anesthesia used
- Any medicine or anesthesia allergy
This vital information is of great help for the dental expert to take necessary precautions during the treatment.
Some abnormalities in the mouth are not clearly visible with the naked eye. Therefore, dentists either take small X-ray or a full mouth X-ray.
Digital photographs and intraoral camera pictures will also be taken and then display them on a screen. These pictures can be used to explain things more thoroughly so you can see what is actually happening in the mouth.
The other vital investigations would be Blood Tests that range over:
1. Blood sugar.
2. Bleeding time/clotting time.
3. Total count / Differential count After the complete dental examination, the dentist will discuss your oral health, including your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and any other oral health problems, and also discuss the consequences of not going ahead with the treatment and alternative treatment options if there are any. Finally, treatment Cost and scheduling of appointments are discussed with the patient before any treatment begins.