First Visit/ What to Expect

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For a confident and healthy smile, look no further than Alondra Dental Care. Our mission is to help you maximize your oral health, and scheduling your first visit at Alondra Dental Care is an important first step. Here’s a look at what you can expect at your first visit to our dentist’s office.

First Visit to Our Dentist’s Office: When You Arrive

If this is your first visit to our dentist’s office, you can expect one of our patient coordinators to check you in and let Dr. Abad know you’ve arrived. They’ll also verify your insurance, if you have coverage, and help you complete your new patient form. One of our team members will then escort you to one of our treatment rooms.

Your Oral Examination

During your first visit to our dentist’s office at Alondra Dental Care, one of our dental assistants will capture digital X-ray images of your teeth. Afterward, Dr. Abad will comprehensively examine your X-rays, review your medical and dental history, and discuss any of your dental issues or concerns with you. Dr. Abad will also perform a cancer screening, which involves examining your mouth, tongue, neck, and jaw. This is recommended once a year. Following this examination, Dr. Abad will create a personalized dental treatment plan for you to address any issues discovered, such as cavities or gum disease.

Your Hygiene Appointment

During your first dentist visit to our highly rated office, a dental hygienist will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth. The hygienist may use traditional tools or a cutting-edge water-powered tool based on your unique needs. They will also recommend a fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth from cavities. This exam may take around 45 minutes. You will leave our office with specific dental advice for how you can maintain excellent oral hygiene between now and your next visit.

Next Steps

Following your oral exam and dental cleaning, our patient coordinator can schedule follow-up visits for you and go over your payment options. They will also be glad to answer any questions you have about Dr. Abad’s recommended services or what your insurance will cover. For every service, you’ll receive a detailed breakdown of the cost and coverage. At the very least, scheduling a cleaning right away is important to help you keep your oral health on track.

Experience the Alondra Dental Care Difference Today

At Alondra Dental Care, we’re passionate about making your first visit to our dentist’s office as comfortable as possible. That means genuinely listening to you and helping you take your smile to the next level through a complete range of treatments.

We will always communicate what to expect, offer sedation options, and even encourage you to bring headphones and music to make your visit more relaxing. In addition, we offer extended office hours (on select days), send appointment reminders, and have a quick turnaround time on calls and appointment requests for your convenience. Schedule an appointment today!