In dentistry, we can distinguish three stages of patient diagnosis.
The first is an interview combined with an intraoral medical examination carried out with the use of a mirror and a probe, the second includes a radiological examination, and the third is a digital diagnostic T-scan, an intraoral scanner. It is important to interview the patient in terms of past diseases, injuries and possible complaints.
Diagnostics in dentistry is a branch that you do not want to forget.
Before treatment at Prodentik, each patient has a pictorial picture of the oral cavity for more detailed diagnosis. It is precisely this type of diagnostics that will determine whether the patient should have a tooth extracted, heal it endodontically or conservatively.
The diagnostic tools available in our office include not only a pantomograph, but also an intra-oral scanner that diagnoses the dentition from the occlusal angle, and a T-scan device for accurate measurement of the patient's bite.
The assessment of the condition of the oral cavity is extremely important in diagnosis. A trained dentist's eye assesses carious changes, their stage and surface location. It is extremely difficult to recognize carious lesions in their initial stage and those located on the contact surfaces of the teeth and in the deep grooves of the posterior teeth.
Any disturbing changes in the oral cavity are additionally diagnosed using a pictorial spot image. Thanks to imaging diagnostics, it is also possible to analyze in detail the arrangement of the teeth for orthodontic treatment, pathological changes (cysts, neoplasms), but also to detect caries on the tooth contact surfaces.
You should not be afraid of radiological diagnostics. The radiation level used by specialized equipment for effective exposure is low.