Regardless of the required procedure, any treatment shall begin with preliminary diagnostics.
Primary diagnostic methods include visual inspection with a mirror, probing, percussion (tapping) and a thermal test (a jet of water or air is directed at the tooth). These techniques may be sufficient to diagnose cavities and other lesions of a tooth tissues (for example, abfractions, enamel erosion), as well as pulpitis (inflammation of the nerve in the tooth).
However, a doctor cannot see all the problems with an unaided eye. Inflammatory processes often occur deep in the tissues, and special equipment is required to diagnose such problems. The Rocca Dent clinic uses the most modern diagnostic equipment.