The Comprehensive Examination
Drs. Steinberg and Farahani believe that it is our goal and obligation to help our patients achieve their optimal level of dental health. Fulfilling this goal begins with two foundational aspects of our comprehensive examination experience.
Your Warm and Welcoming Consultation
Our dentists believe that the most vital key to their exam process is found in the comfort of our warm and welcoming consultation room. In this non-threatening environment, we strive to listen to you and learn about your preferred dental future by understanding your past dental experiences. This pre-clinical conversation lets you empower us to consider your recent dental history, dental anxiety, and possible special needs. All of this information helps us establish guidelines for successful treatment planning and gives us the opportunity to listen to your desires and expectations relative to the outcomes of what can be achieved with restorative and cosmetic oral procedures.
Meticulously Gathered Clinical Data
The second key is our meticulous gathering of your essential clinical data. We begin with taking necessary diagnostic records, which may include individual low-radiation digital imaging and panoramic digital imaging. To ensure your safety, we proudly use the finest available dental equipment and technology.
We also use color photographs of your teeth and mouth to show you exactly why specific treatment procedures would be beneficial to your oral health.
The 21-Point Exam
Next, we ask you to ‘open wide’ as Dr. Steinberg, or Dr. Farahani performs their “patented” 21-point comprehensive examination. We will come to thoroughly understand your clinical dental health in the areas of oral cancer, periodontal disease, occlusion (bite relationship) and premature wear of teeth, temporomandibular (TMJ/TMD), and facial muscle health. With the aid of one of our exceptional dental assistants, our dentists will create a charting of all preexisting dental restorations, noting their stability or need for replacement.
Your smile is a welcome mat to everyone you meet and speaks volumes about you before you say a word! To help you discover the best way to present your smile to others, your dentist in Austin will discuss your desires for your smile with you and possibly suggest opportunities for esthetic enhancements during the last phase of the examination. Together, we will consider what your smile is saying about you and how cosmetic dentistry, such as bonding and veneers, can create a more youthful and confident appearance that will have you smiling from ear to ear.
As always, your participation, questions, and dreams help us to personalize your perfect treatment plan so be sure to come prepared to discuss your goals with us. We look forward to being a part of your healthcare team!