By performing a complete dental examination, the doctors at Venier Dental Group can determine their patients’ oral health. A dental examination is complete if it allows identification of all active factors that are capable of causing or contributing to the deterioration of oral health or function. It is incomplete, if it does not provide enough information to develop a total treatment plan aimed at optimum maintainability of the teeth and their supporting structures. The ultimate goal of all dental treatment is optimum oral health.
All treatment should have the goal of providing and maintaining the highest degree of oral health possible for that patient. Treatment planning has 2 objectives:
•Finding all of the factors that contribute in any way to deterioration of oral health
•Determining the best method of eliminating each factor causing deterioration
Total elimination of all the causative factors to the point of complete reversal is not always possible. The problems found in some patients are too severe, and have gone too long, to expect a complete return to ideal health. The degree to which we can eliminate the causes of their problems will directly relate to our success in changing unhealthy mouths into healthy ones.
Records taken during a complete dental examination often include some, or all of the following, depending on what is indicated for the individual person:
•A thorough health history
•Soft tissue examination
•A set of individual x-rays (Radiographs)
•A panoramic x-ray (if necessary)
As General Dentists, the dentists at Venier Dental Group are able to gather all the information about a patient and their mouth and chart a treatment plan for patients to obtain their optimum oral health. We provide a variety of restorative services and may choose to refer our patients to specialists, when their individual expertise is required, to obtain the best possible result.