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DIAGNOSTIC DENTISTRY IN PEORIA
Just as the title would suggest, diagnostic dentistry is the branch of dentistry where all exams occur and then a diagnosis follows. This is the branch of dentistry where all the questions are asked, X-rays are taken, along with exams in order to diagnose the issue and come up with a treatment plan. This branch also covers screenings for oral cancer.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN DIAGNOSTIC DENTISTRY
Comprehensive Oral Exam
This exam will include a dental professional examining a patient’s mouth to look for signs of decay, gum disease, and any other issues that may be visible to the naked eye. This exam may go beyond the basic perusal and include panoramic X-rays or even an oral camera. This allows the dentist to see finer details not visible by simply peering into a patient’s mouth.
Oral Cancer Screening
If necessary, oral cancer screenings may be conducted during the diagnostic stage of your visit. Often times this just means a dental professional will do a physical examination of your mouth and look for signs of oral cancer. If need be, there may be a small tissue sample that’s retrieved and sent off for testing. This provides a more concrete answer if there’s any doubt.
DIGITAL X-RAYS FOR DIAGNOSTIC DENTISTRY
It’s common to get an X-ray then have a large piece of dark film hung up on a special light machine so it can be viewed. However, with digital X-rays, a machine takes the photo and turns it into a photo file that can be viewed on a computer without the hassle of film, lighting, etc. This also makes it easier for the photos to be passed around the office, or to be quickly pulled up at a later date as needed. Further, this also means that the X-rays are available immediately without wasting time.
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What a great dental office. I was just in there today and the people are amazing! My oldest daughter and I were scheduled to get our teeth cleaned at the same time, but I had to bring my year and a half old daughter with us, it was daddy’s day while mommy had to run errands. They helped out so much so I could get my teeth cleaned until my oldest was done and she could watch her. Great people!
This place is awesome. The atmosphere is dope. The staff is very nice and friendly. The place is so inviting. The exams and cleanings are VERY THOROUGH. They don’t just clean and send you own your way. They ask questions and get to know YOU. This was the best dental visit I’ve ever had.
Dr. Arthur’s one of the best dentists I have amazing dental visits and the quality of work he does is outstanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a dentist. Thank you so much for all the great work.