Consultation Specialist

Glad Dental P.C.

Dentists located in Bronx, NY

The first step in getting the best in dental treatment is to schedule a dental consultation. Dr. Yakobashvili Dr. Datikashvili, and the team welcomes new patients at Glad Dental P.C., located in the Bronx, New York, for dental consultations.

Consultation Q & A

What is a dental consultation?

A dental consultation is a scheduled appointment with a dental professional where you discuss your needs and expectations. During a consultation, you can learn more about the high-quality services and advanced technology offered at Glad Dental P.C. At this appointment, you can also discuss costs and your options for payment and financing. After a dental consultation, if you decide to become a patient, a new patient examination can be done to establish your dental needs for optimal oral health.

What is a new patient exam?

As a new patient, you receive a comprehensive exam to establish what your oral health, dental, and cosmetic goals are. This exam gives Dr. Yakobashvili a complete picture of your dental and overall health and also helps him to better understand your oral health status, and what treatments may or may not be effective for you.

Your exam may include the following:

  • Checking your head and neck for any signs of problems
  • An oral cancer screening exam
  • Looking for signs of gum disease
  • Checking for proper TMJ function
  • Taking photos of your mouth and teeth
  • Establishing your current and past medical history
  • Evaluating your overall health and oral hygiene
  • Evaluating your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease
  • Check your bite and jaw for problems
  • Removing any stains or deposits on your teeth
  • Demonstrating proper cleaning techniques for your teeth or dentures
  • Assessing your need for fluoride
  • Taking dental X-rays or, if necessary, do other diagnostic procedures

What are the benefits of a dental consultation?

The benefits of a dental consultation are:


• Ensure optimum dental health is achieved
• Ensure dental problems are addressed as soon as possible
• Recommend the best form of dental treatment and management
• Assess a person’s eligibility for surgery or other forms of treatment
• Monitor the progress of the treatment, modifying it whenever necessary
• Determine how dental problems affect the other parts of the body
• Obtain a personal dental history or profile
• Screen for oral cancer
• Improve the appearance of the teeth and gums
• Promote better bite or chewing

What treatments do you offer consultations for?

Dr. Yakobashvili, Dr. Datikashvili, and the team of dental professionals at Glad Dental P.C. offer consultations for all of the treatments they provide, including:

Fillings

A consultation before your filling allows Dr. Yakobashvili and Dr. Datikashvili to assess the extent of the damage caused by your tooth decay. It also gives him the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of the different materials that they can use to fill your tooth. Some of the more common tooth filling materials include:

  • Cast gold

  • Silver amalgam

  • Tooth-colored composites

  • Ceramics

  • Glass ionomers

In your filling consultation, your dentist takes an X-ray or CT scan of your smile to determine just how much of your tooth they need to fill.

Tooth extraction

A consultation is essential when you’re getting an extraction. At your consultation, your dentist examines the health of the tooth in question to determine if an extraction is necessary. If you’re getting your tooth extracted because of damage or infection, a consultation reveals whether the tooth can be salvaged with a root canal instead, which preserves more of the natural structures of your smile. Tooth extraction is usually the last treatment option.

Root canal

A root canal is a procedure that your dentist performs to salvage a damaged or infected tooth, and it involves removing the pulp, or soft inner layer, of your tooth. During your root canal consultation, your dentist takes an X-ray or CT scan of your smile. This detailed picture of the inside of your tooth gives your dentist a visual guide to assist him during the procedure. It shows him which areas of your tooth pulp are decayed and require removal, and also gives him a roadmap of your pulpal chamber and root canals.

Dental implants

Dental implants are a state-of-the-art technology that replaces missing teeth by implanting an artificial tooth root in your jawbone. A consultation is important when you’re getting dental implants because it allows your dentist the opportunity to determine the health of your jawbone. 

Implants require a certain volume and density of bone tissue to fuse with your jaw, and your consultation can show whether you need to receive a bone graft before having your implant surgery.

Invisalign®

Invisalign is a revolutionary system for straightening your teeth and improving the alignment of your bite. During your Invisalign consultation, your dentist can determine if it is the most effective orthodontic solution for your smile.

Whatever your dental needs may be, Dr. Yakobashvili, Dr. Datikashvili, and the team at Glad Dental P.C. can provide you with a consultation to determine the best course of treatment. Schedule your consultation today by calling the office and booking a visit with the friendly staff. You can also make an appointment online using the convenient scheduling tool below.