At Oral Dynamics, Our Defining Philosophy Is That of “Complete Dentistry.”
Dr. Michael Rowland and our team look at the whole oral cavity and how each part interacts with every other part. This view is much different than a “tooth-based” view, where the focus is on repairing an isolated tooth. We look at WHY the tooth broke in the first place. Was it because of wear or decay, or did the patient develop gum problems? We not only want to fix the tooth, we want to correct the underlying cause as well. Perhaps the tooth is in traumatic occlusion, out of alignment or has poor gum tissue. Seemingly simple problems can provoke other issues such as muscle pain and headaches, affecting the overall health of the patient.
The Concept of “Complete Dentistry” Places the Health of the Patient First and Foremost.
It begins with a complete examination of all the elements of the oral cavity and associated structures. Not only do the teeth and gums require full evaluations, but so do the muscles that move the jaw, the joint that allows the jaw to move and the position of the teeth as well. Only when he has looked at all these components of the masticatory (chewing) system can our dentist provide a proper diagnosis.
Symptoms of Disease
Symptoms of disease are readily apparent, but we also look for subtle signs that a problem might be developing. Most dental disorders are likely progressive and will lead to increased problems if not detected and treated in a timely manner. Patients must first understand and acknowledge that they have a problem, and they must also know the implications of not treating the problem. This way, they make an informed decision about treatment. Contact us at 610-435-5707 to learn more about complete dentistry in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
and a long-lasting smile!