Comprehensive Dental Risk Analysis
Comprehensive risk analysis refers to the new patient's initial examination and separate consultation, if necessary. It includes interview and discussion of patient's chief complaint and reason for seeking dental care, visual and oral examination to record or chart the patients existing condition, record visual pathology and signs of potential changes, periodontal evaluation, radiographs (if needed), mounted study models (if needed), photographic images (if needed), velscope and visual oral cancer screening, and any other test or evaluation that might be indicated including referral to specialist for evaluation. This information in gathered and evaluated in order to consult with the patient about their condition and educate the patient about the time, effort, and cost to reduce their risk of losing teeth or other dental treatable conditions. Treatment options are discussed related to the pros and cons of each approach to allow each patient to make an informed decision for themselves. We try to educate the patient about realistic expectations for their time, effort, and cost of any necessary treatment.