This Is Our Approach to Comprehensive Dentistry
Across the nation, dental practices tout themselves as being “comprehensive,” meaning that they offer most, if not all, the services you would expect to find in a dental office. In our practice, with our focus on preventive care, we look at the entire person, not just a tooth in trouble. When you consider that your oral health also influences your general health and well-being, then the term comprehensive can encompass more than the usual dental services.
Your Comprehensive Treatment Plan
Even with today’s cavity-fighting kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes, not every patient comes into the dental office needing only an exam and cleaning. Often more dental issues need to be addressed. Patients can have multiple dental concerns impacting their oral health, many of which are only revealed with a thorough oral examination. Our dental team aims to diagnose problems early and develop comprehensive treatment plans that prevent those problems from recurring. While it may be easy to overlook impending problems, Dr. Halim believes in addressing issues in the earliest stages.
Not only is this type of comprehensive dentistry cost-effective, but it is also best for your oral and general health. A cleaning and basic oral exam may be the norm for many dental practices. Here we address any warning signs that indicate a problem may be on the horizon.
The Dental Health Team
In most situations, the dental team consists of the dentist and auxiliary professionals in the office, such as the dental assistant and hygienist. With our type of comprehensive dentistry, your dental health team may expand to include other oral health care professionals. In certain situations, additional procedures requiring the services of other oral specialists may be included in your treatment plan.
Dr. Halim and his team provide seamless coordination. You are assured of having the best experience and the best possible outcome. Coordination of dental services means that all parties are working together to ensure the patient will reach optimum oral health.
Comprehensive Dentistry Takes the Long View
Every patient is unique. Getting to the point of optimal oral health is different for everyone. Some patients are already there. Regular checkups and professional cleanings are all they need to maintain their best oral health. Others may need one or two cavities filled to reach that status. A few may require dental care that spans weeks, months, or sometimes years.
Dr. Halim and his team are committed to helping each patient achieve optimal oral health, no matter how long it takes. We believe in providing compassionate, patient-centered care. In addition to our dental services, we provide instruction and education so you can understand why specific procedures may be necessary for your oral health. When warning signs of impending problems are detected, we explain why a particular plan of action may be required.
Comprehensive dentistry includes more than the usual dental services and procedures. When we say we help patients reach optimal oral health, you can trust that it is our goal, and we include you in the journey to achieve it.
Remember, beautiful teeth are healthy teeth!
Dr. Nishan Halim
Nishan Halim, DMD specializes in a comprehensive approach to dental care in his Capitol Hill, Washington DC neighborhood dental center. When treatment plans include specialty work, he coordinates every step with the practitioners you choose from his referral network. Contact Dr. Halim to schedule an appointment.