At your first visit, Dr. Wang will spend approximately an hour and a half with you to evaluate your symptoms and to review your concerns. The goal of the initial consultation is to gather all the information required to make an accurate diagnosis for you.
How is this done?
History Taking: Many patients have multiple concerns (for example, jaw pain, headaches, sleep issues) to address. Dr. Wang will review, in detail, everything related to your specific symptom(s).
Examination: The exam will typically consist of a dental screening, cranial nerve screening, evaluation of the major muscles of the head/neck/jaw, jaw range of motion, and jaw joint (TMJ). Additional testing may be needed depending upon symptoms.
Discussion & Review of Findings: Dr. Wang will then discuss her findings with you and will let you know if additional imaging, consultations with other specialists and/or blood work will be required.
Custom Therapy Plan: Once a diagnosis can be properly made, a custom therapy plan will be created to address your specific needs and reviewed in detail prior to the start of therapy.