Comprehensive Examination & Consultation
The starting point for most patient-dentist relationships, acomprehensive examination and consultation is critical to establishing a baseline of information for the dentist caring for your oral health needs.
Whether prompted by treatment of a specific ailment, a desire to undertake a program of personal, comprehensive dental care, or a desire to a locate a new dentist, any individual
A comprehensive examination and consultation are often:whether a new or existing patient of Dr. Caputo, can avail themselves of a comprehensive examination and consultation at a discounted, fixed cost (see details).
- The first step in treatment of a specific problem.
- The starting point for establishing a relationship with a new dentist.
- Initiated by a new or existing patient as part of a personal oral health plan.
If an examination is scheduled by the patient as the first step in seeking treatment of a specific ailment, treatment may immediately follow the examination, if the patient desires. To schedule an appointment please call our office at 727-789-1333.
Dr. Caputo and his staff generally are able to schedule your appointment, whether for an initial visit or existing patient, within two to three days.
The ADA (American Dental Association) uniform procedure codes and treatment descriptions (CDT-4 Codes) are fully described in our Special Offer.
In the event of an emergency, Dr. Captuo is able to see patients on the same day over 90% of the time. Please see Emergency Care page for further information.
Comprehensive Dentistry and a Personal Care Plan
Dr. Caputo, a graduate of the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, is among the small group of dentists who practice Comprehensive Dentistry.
With advanced training in oral surgery, periodontal care, endodontic care, as well as general dentistry, Dr. Caputo’s, experience combined with his commitment to personalized care place him among the minority of dentists qualified and willing to practice this form of dentistry.
Dr. Caputo offers patients three (3) forms of Sedation Dentistry, oral (a pill), inhalation (nitrous oxide) as well as I.V. sedation.
You may wish to discuss a personal care plan with Dr. Caputo. While not required, your examination is an ideal opportunity to discuss placing your overall oral health needs within the context of a personal care plan.
Oral Health and Your Overall Health
In recent years our understanding of the relationship between a person’s oral health and overall health has continued to evolve and encompasses topics such as:
- Complications to a person’s oral health from diseases such as diabetes.
- The possible link between one’s oral health and the onset of heart disease.
- Potential for early detection of osteoporosis in women.
A comprehensive examination and consultation with a qualified dentist is an ideal time to discuss your overall health and well-being, while seeking treatment for a specific problem or as part of a routine examination.
For further information on the relationship between oral health and your overall health we provide below a sample of links to other information available on the Internet.
Dr Caputo welcomes the opportunity to discuss these and other information sources at the time of your next visit.
Overall Health and Oral Health:
Your teeth and gums, it seems, speak volumes about your well-being. For starters, cavities and gum disease may point to diabetes or heart disease, and loose teeth could be a sign of osteoporosis.
Heart Disease and Oral Health:
National Institute for Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Diabetes and Oral Health:
Osteoporosis and Oral Health: