Oakville Dentist Dr Steven Rosenblat

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday
Feb082012

CSI Dentistry...

People often come in to my office and tell me they have  a problem and want me to take an X-Ray to see what's wrong.  Then they ask one of the most frequent questions a patient asks any dentist: "What's the X-Ray say doc?"  While there is lots of information on an X-Ray, often it tells me nothing about the problem a patient wants me to help them with.  I need to be a detective! CSI Dentistry... And like any TV detective I need to ask a lot of questions and really listen to what patients say.  It's amazing how much you can learn about a dental problem by asking questions.  Often I can figure out the problem from just the answers I hear. BUT I cannot diagnose without evidence ( just like CSI if they want to make an arrest) and that is where a thorough examination comes in.  One of the tools I may use is a dental X-Ray image of the problem area, IF,  I think it will add useful information.  It is only one tool and by itself it ususally does not provide enough evidence to diagnose the problem. 

Once I have evidence I can make a diagnosis and only then can I offer treatment to resolve the problem.

So when a patient comes in, points to a tooth and says it hurts and needs a filling, I say "tell me more!"

Reader Comments (3)

thanks for your helpful article. people will be benefited from your article. I also do same when any patient come to me. I advise whenever any patient come to me for dental problem. Family Dentist believes that not only X ray but also questions to patient solve any dental problem.
I hope you will keep writing such helpful article in future.
wishes for you.

February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFamily Dentistry

This sort of information is what i was searching for thanks for the sharing it. I have learn alot and i suggest some friend of mine also. Now Following this blog.
Regards

February 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenture repair

I too am a dentist and remember my Physical Diagnosis professor (Thanks Dr Frankel, Temple University School of Dentistry) telling us that 80% of the diagnosis is in the history..."So keep your mouth shut and ears open". I will never forget those words and find them true even to this day. The xray is the last tool I look at and attempt to make a diagnosis without that info and allow the xray to be more confirmatory rather than diagnostic.

March 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBend Dentist

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