The TMJ consultation is a brief visit to screen whether a patient has a TMJ disorder, to determine if the patient can be helped with TMJ treatment and to briefly educate the patient about TMJ disorders.
The TMJ consultation begins with a fresh panoramic x-ray which allows Dr. Padolsky to see both jaw joints in one x-ray picture. It gives him an idea of the amount of damage, if any, which has occurred to the bones of the joint. This also gives the doctor an idea of the prognosis or probable treatment outcome.
After the panoramic x-ray is taken and read, the next step in the TMJ consultation is a brief screening examination and oral interview. These are necessary for Dr. Padolsky to see if he can help you. The opinions of previous doctors are exactly that, their opinions. If Dr. Padolsky is going to provide successful TMJ treatment, he has to form his own opinion about your TMJ case and then let his experience guide him in making treating decisions to help you.
Dr. Mark Allan Padolsky is an Atlanta TMJ Dentist who enjoys helping his patients. Of course, you are welcome to join his family of patients. After a TMJ consultation with Dr. Padolsky, you will get an idea of what can be done for you and the approximate costs of your TMJ care. Our Financial Manager would be pleased to meet with you after your appointment to help with making payment arrangements. Please call 404-874-7428 to schedule your appointment.