Before we start any treatment, a comprehensive consultation is undertaken to accurately diagnose the source of the patient’s problem. This is important as occasionally the source is not always obvious and therefore, we want to avoid treating the wrong tooth.
A thorough history of the presenting complaint is initially taken. This is combined with information gathered using our digital radiographs, microscope, crack locator, and electric pulp tester. This builds a full picture of the tooth and surrounding structures to reach a diagnosis.
If there is any doubt over the diagnosis, which can occur in the early stages of infection, we do not treat. In this scenario, you will be given Naomi’s mobile number in case symptoms deteriorate and treatment is required quickly.