|Teeth Evaluation Types|
|Periodic Oral Evaluation |
This is the kind of teeth evaluation, which is performed on a patient of record with the aim of determining any changes, which have possibly took place in the dental and medical condition of every patient since the previous comprehensive or periodic evaluation. This type of teeth evaluation may also require the interpretation of some information, which was acquired from additional diagnostic procedures interpretation. It should be pointed out, that any additional diagnostic procedure is to be reported separately.
Limited Oral Evaluation
This evaluation is limited to some specific health problem. As a rule people, who receive Limited Oral Evaluation are referred for a specific problem, which is present with dental emergencies, such as some acute infection, trauma, etc. This type of teeth evaluation may also require the interpretation of some information, which was acquired form additional diagnostic procedure. In addition, it is also possible that some medical procedures may be required on the same date as the evaluation.
Comprehensive Oral Evaluation
As a rule this type of evaluation is performed either by a general dentist or by a specialist when evaluating a patient in a comprehensive way. The very procedure consists of a quite a thorough evaluation, as well as of recording of the intraoral and extraoral soft and hard tissues. This type of teeth evaluation may also require the interpretation of some information, which was acquired from additional diagnostic procedures, which usually includes the evaluation and recording of the person’s dental and general medical history, as well as general health condition assessment. This, in its order, includes such issues as the evaluation and recording of dental caries, unerupted or missing teeth, occlusal relationships, restorations, periodontal conditions, any anomaly of hard or soft mouth cavity tissue, etc.
Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation
As a rule this includes the thorough evaluation of periodontal conditions. Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation typically consists of probing and charting, assessment and recording of the person’s dental and medical history as well as general health condition. It may also include the evaluation and recording of dental caries, unerupted or missing teeth, occlusal relationships and oral cancer screening.
Detailed and Extensive Oral Evaluation – Problem–Focused, by Report
It is considered to be the detailed and quite extensive problem – focused assessment, which includes the extensive diagnostic as well as cognitive modalities based on any findings of the Comprehensive Oral Evaluation. The integration of more extensive diagnostic modalities to develop a plan of necessary treatment for some specific problem is required. The health condition, which requires this type of assessment, is to be described and documented. To some examples of health conditions, which may require this kind of evaluation, belong some dentofacial anomalities, complicated perio – prosthetic conditions, complex temporomandibular dysfunction, any kind of a facial pain, the origin of which is unknown, severe systemic disease, which requires multi – disciplinary consultation, etc.
Re–Evaluation – Limited, Problem Focused
This type of evaluation consists of assessing the condition of some problem, which had existed previously. To possible examples of health conditions, which may require this type of evaluation belong some traumas, in which there was no treatment conducted, though the patient requires some follow – up monitoring to be conducted, the evaluation for some undiagnosed continuing pain, any soft – tissue lesion, which requires follow – up evaluation, etc.