At the Tramonte Implant Center, Dr. Silvano U. Tramonte, a world-renowned implantologist, and his staff give great importance to the first visit, which they consider the cornerstone to establish the entire treatment or prevention process. A healthy and beautiful smile, able to communicate, excite and capture attention, must in fact be taken care of from the first years of life.
Why is the dental examination so important for the doctor and patient?
“Certainly a careful dental examination has a relevant medical connotation – explains Dr. Tramonte – because it allows the doctor to evaluate the health of the mouth regardless of the problem that prompted the patient to go to the dentist. In addition to this, then, the first visit also has a psychological matrix on which our Center relies: understanding who you are in front of is a precious work tool to be able to establish a relationship of trust. For this a general medical history is collected which becomes the basis for the beginning of the interview with the patient. In addition to the health of the mouth, we collect data on the health of the person in general, in case even with a medical examination that includes pressure reliefs, cardiac auscultation, study of previous examinations or medical records in case of systemic pathologies treated surgically or pharmacologically. This is essential to guide therapeutic choices or, at times, to discover pathologies unknown to the patient and thus allow him to face them early “.
How does a dental visit develop?
“The dental examination generally consists of seven main checks – continues Tramonte -. First of all, an anamnestic file is compiled that contains all the patient’s data and is useful for knowing any previous pathologies. Subsequently, the presence of caries is checked and an assessment of the condition of the gums is carried out. As a fourth step, an examination of the closure of the mouth is carried out, that is, the articulation of the dental arches and the relationship between them. The fifth step is determined by checking any prostheses: in the case of mobile prostheses, the check is carried out on wear and adherence to the mouth in relation to optimal chewing. If there are fixed prostheses, however, a check is made of the points where there may be infiltrations.