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Performing these assessments will support your efforts

Post by haldishenrry on Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:22 am

It is our responsibility to look for signs that can lead to dental decay or periodontal disease so they can be prevented. However, it is also our responsibility to identify current conditions that need immediate attention. To begin your assessment, it may be beneficial to have the patient fill out a caries risk form. This form will help you obtain necessary data, and more importantly, will help engage the patient during the exam. Dental Operating Light

By doing this you will be able to link the information you have gathered in your clinical exam, such as the presence of exposed root surfaces, cavity history, poor oral hygiene, many multi-surface restorations, dry mouth, active orthodontic treatment and other indications that expose the patient to increased caries risk.

Additionally, a periodontal evaluation should be done at every exam to evaluate gum and bone health.

Performing these assessments will support your efforts to be more comprehensive with a patient's treatment and homecare regimen.


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