Limited exams are problem-focused appointments and only cover the patients stated chief complaint. Limited exams are primarily scheduled for patients who are having pain or a dental emergency.
What to expect during your visit?
All new patients should expect to complete a health history listing all medical information including a list of all medications and supplements taken and all known allergies. A complete health history is important due to the fact many diseases and medications may also be linked to oral conditions.
A dental assistant will seat the patient and review the health history and chief complaint. The assistant will then take all necessary x-rays, photos, and diagnostic information necessary for proper diagnosis by the dentist. X-rays are a vital part of a dental examination and essential for proper diagnosis.
A dentist will review the diagnostic information and the chief complaint with the patient and perform an oral exam. Once the oral exam is completed the dentist will review the findings with the patient. The dentist will review treatment options with the patient and together they will decide upon the best course of action.
Patient care coordinators will help patients schedule the next appointment and review fees for the services needed. If special financial services are needed the patient care coordinator is able to answer any questions and help patients secure financial assistance if needed.