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Diagnostic Dentistry

Diagnostic Dentistry​ In Chapel Hill

We welcome every new patient to our practice with a Comprehensive Examination. This visit includes the following services:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Photographs of all teeth
  • Charting of periodontal health
  • Occlusal evaluation with computerized Tekscan
  • Review of medications and health history
  • Dental history and chief complaint
  • Study models

At your first appointment, Dr. Goodridge and our staff will set the stage for a caring relationship with you based on a thorough understanding of your needs by analyzing 10 structural and functional factors of your jaw joints, facial and temporal muscles, and teeth. Other health information, including any medications being taken or illnesses will be recorded by Our Chapel Hill Dentist NC. All issues related to your dental history will also be studied to aid in your assessment. This personalized information about your dental health will be referenced in a comprehensive approach to your care. Our doctor and staff will approach your oral health by practicing Complete Dentistry, a concept we have learned through advanced education at The Dawson Academy. This type of diagnostic service emphasizes prevention, early detection, and treatment of disease, tooth wear, and functional problems. Based on findings from the Comprehensive Exam, Dr. Goodridge will be able to identify the signs of dental problems before any symptoms and damage appear. This will save you from experiencing pain, spending money toward costly and repeated treatments, and time off from work for multiple and lengthy appointments.

From your very first appointment, you’ll notice an immediate difference in the dedicated care you receive. Through proper diagnosis and treatment planning, you’ll be able to receive treatments in a more conservative manner, which will allow you to keep as much of your natural tooth structure as possible and help you maintain a healthy smile for your lifetime.
Other diagnostic services that we offer are as follows:

  • 5 year Comprehensive Update Examination
  • Digital x rays
  • Digital occlusal analysis with Tekscan
  • Periodic examination at cleanings
  • Restorative Services
  • Computerized Occlusal Analysis and TMJ evaluation
  • Periodontal evaluation and maintenance
  • Prescription information and interaction study
  • Emergency treatment as needed
  • Provide Second opinions

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