What is Comprehensive Dental Care? - Dr. Matthew Wolfe - Rochester Hills, MI
Dentist: In our office, we like to treat patients using a complete comprehensive care approach. Many of my patients ask me, "What does that mean?" And so, in explaining to them, I use the example of somebody coming in with a tooth that is either broken or has a crack in it, or is painful and while we can easily fix that tooth, I want to figure out what caused that tooth to break, what caused it to crack or what's causing it to hurt and we do that by evaluating the entire chewing system. Making sure that the teeth, mainly the upper teeth and the lower teeth, are coming together properly and just evaluating the system to see if there's any problems that need to be addressed. I'd much rather solve the main problem, rather than putting out smaller problems and having more issues down the road.
Another part of working in a complete care environment is working with the patient to find the best treatment option that fits their current situation. Where they are in their lives is important, so by utilizing a complete comprehensive care approach to any dental treatment that you may need, it can significantly decrease the number of dental appointments you end up needing throughout your life.