X-rays and scanning technology
In order to determine what — if any — treatment is necessary, we need to see your teeth and a recent X-ray. We also have access to scanning technology that can show you what your teeth look like now and what they may look like after treatment. This is how we empower patients to understand their options.
If you are a new patient, we meet with you for a comprehensive oral examination (costs per Ontario Fee Guide), which is similar to a complete physical exam you would get at your doctor's office. We perform a thorough intake of your tissues, joint and muscles of your head, perform oral cancer screenings, assess bone levels and explain our findings in terms you can understand. This information is then added to your electronic chart, providing vital baseline information for our team.
Digital Imaging Technology
We use safe, comfortable digital imaging technology to help you understand the state of your mouth and develop an effective, realistic plan for you. Together we can prioritize items, placing some problematic teeth on a "watch list" and treating other more pressing issues (like tooth decay) more promptly. We take a preventative approach since "teeth are not on a schedule" and things can go wrong at the worst time; a preventative approach also reduces cost.