Your initial TruDenta evaluation
An examination begins with a questionnaire. It is important to understand what issues and specific symptoms you may be experiencing and what might be causing them. This could include a history of accidents or problems you experienced many years ago. The more Dr. Gent knows about you and your history of dental, head, and neck issues, the more likely he can help relieve recurring symptoms.
Your initial evaluation provides important, objective, diagnostic information that may help identify the causes of your symptoms. The examination includes a computerized measurement of the force balance in your mouth on a tooth-by-tooth basis, and a computerized measurement of the disability of your muscle movements. Then your mouth movements will be measured. With these easy, painless tests, we can expect to be able to see where your problems lie.
The remainder of your comprehensive examination will help you and your dentist pinpoint other related areas of mouth health, muscle health, tooth-related issues, and other potential problem areas which will be addressed during your treatment.
The initial visit will also include a review of your medical history. When you share your medical history, be sure to provide complete, up-to-date information on your health. Inform our office if you have experienced recent hospitalization or surgery, or if you have recently been ill. Also tell us the names, doses, and frequency of any medications you are taking — whether prescription or over-the-counter products — and the name of your physician. Let us know about any changes in your health or medications. This information will help us select the safest and most effective method of treatment for you.
After completing an exam and providing a diagnosis, Dr. Gent may prescribe a personalized program of therapy and rehabilitation designed to lead to lasting symptom resolution. The TruDenta treatments are painless and drug- and needle-free. The treatments are primarily performed in our dental office and utilize patented technologies, many of which are derived from advanced sports medicine therapy.