The correct diagnosis is the key to good dental management.
To ensure a correct diagnosis is achieved you dentist will get a thorough history of the your chief complaint, noting the signs and symptoms, a thorough visual examination will follow.
There may be the need for some additional tests such as a cold test or a crack finder text.
X-rays will be paramount to see in areas we cannot see such as inbetween the teeth and in the roots, gums and jaws.
Once we arrive at a definitive diagnosis then we can do treatment planning to fix the condition.