Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning


Before beginning the treatment of a disease, the most important thing to do is to diagnose the disease correctly. For the correct diagnosis, the following should be taken into account:


  • The experience of the dentist
  • Anamnesis
  • Examination and observation


Apart from these factors, before the diagnosis is made, it is necessary to examine all oral structures, not the area of ​​the patient's complaint. If the diagnosis of the disease is determined as a result of the necessary examinations, the stage of diagnosis is initiated.


Diagnoses are divided into three:


1) Possible diagnosis

2) Differential diagnosis

3) Definitive diagnosis


Apart from these diagnoses, the diagnosis of diseases that cannot be detected by examination methods is called "therapeutic diagnosis". In such cases, treatment is provided with appropriate antibiotics or clinical methods. Thanks to the responses of the discomfort to treatments, a diagnosis is made.


What is the Most Ideal Treatment Plan?


Trying to reveal the best possible result by using the best restorative techniques and materials with special treatment methods for each patient is undoubtedly the best treatment plan. A rational treatment plan is developed by considering the urgency and order of the treatment and the expected result from the treatment.


Treatment planning is of great importance in terms of preventing wrong treatment and unnecessary costs. In this way, patient satisfaction can be guaranteed afterward the procedure. The treatment plan, which can be adjusted individually for each person, varies in line with the information obtained during the process.


The treatment plan is prepared by considering all of these factors:


  • The sequence of treatment,
  • Actions to be taken at each appointment,
  • Time required for each operation,
  • Division of tasks with other experts,
  • Laboratory materials or special equipment requirements,
  • The time between each session,
  • Cost and payment methods.


The imaging techniques we use in our clinic for diagnosis and treatment planning are listed below:


  • Dental Tomography (3D Jaw and Tooth Film)
  • Panoramic X-Ray (2D Jaw and Tooth Film)
  • Sinus Film (2D and 3D viewing)
  • Joint Film (2D and 3D imaging)


Dental Tomography: This consists of a radiological detection method that aims to create a cross-sectional image of the area to be diagnosed using an x-ray. With the image provided by Dental Tomography, bone and soft tissue details that are not seen in normal x-ray films can be displayed easily.


Panoramic X-ray: With this method, it is possible to view the entire mouth, thus the jaw and teeth, in a single film. A panoramic x-ray is necessary for the diagnosis of invisible caries, cysts, and tumors in the jaw and teeth.


Sinus Film: It is a technique that allows the sinuses in the face area to be viewed in sections and detail. It is used for the diagnosis of disorders in the sinus area before treatment.


Joint Film: It is an imaging method used to examine the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull. It is used to detect jaw disorders.

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