Checkups and New Patients
Your first visit with us
When you arrive at our office you’ll be welcomed with a friendly smile. You’ll soon discover that Dr. Feryal Alidadi is a very caring and gentle dentist who knows exactly what she’s doing. She’s easy to talk with and very patient. And she’ll listen to your concerns, explain her diagnostic procedures, answer your questions and do whatever it takes to put you at ease during your visit.
Your care starts with a comprehensive exam
Dr. Alidadi provides extremely thorough dental exams for new patients. Dr. Alidadi has more than two decades of experience in caring for smiles. And she stays current on all of the latest advances in dentistry by regularly attending on-going continuing education courses at top-tier dental learning institutions.
Her focus is on personalized care and customer service. Dr. Alidadi wants to know more about her new patients and what she and her team can do to transform first-time visitors into returning patients. An exam is the ideal way for her to get to know you and your unique oral health requirements.
Dr. Alidadi will conduct your exam and then create a personalized treatment plan that includes regular dental cleanings, customized to your particular needs. And her friendly, caring staff will do whatever it takes to make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your visit.
New Patient Special Offer
Dr. Alidadi’s comprehensive new patient exam may just be the most complete dental exam you’ll ever receive. The first thing you’ll do is discuss your smile goals with Dr. Alidadi in a private consultation. She’ll get to know you and go over your health and dental histories, discuss any concerns you may have, and answer all of your questions.
During the exam Dr. Alidadi will evaluate your potential cavities, bite, fillings, restorations and gums to get the overall picture of the state of your oral health. Next, you’ll get digital X-rays taken along with intraoral camera photos of the inside of your mouth.
After diagnostics are completed Dr. Alidadi will recommend a customized treatment plan to improve your smile’s appearance and your oral health, too.
Your New Patient $50 Exam, X-Rays and Consultation includes:
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Digital Intraoral photos
- Digital X-rays
- Periodontal (gum) exam
- Examine your TMJ (jaw joint)
- Check for teeth grinding
- Find out what treatment you might need and your options
- Get any questions answered
- Customized treatment plan
*in absence of gum disease.
A $210 value! Valid for new patients only.
Regularly scheduled checkups
Maintaining a regular dental check up schedule will ensure any small dental problems are identified and treated before they can turn into big painful and expensive problems. So how regularly should you go in for these checkups?
A good rule is once every six months providing that you haven’t experienced any pain or discomfort anywhere around your jaw line or teeth. This way Dr. Alidadi can check tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ problems, lesions and other abnormalities.
Digital x-rays and intraoral camera
In addition to low-dose digital X-rays, Dr. Alidadi takes photos of the inside of your mouth with her intraoral camera. Dr. Alidadi is able to see instant images of your teeth and gums on her monitor and can show you exactly what she sees.
DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection
DIAGNOdent utilizes a precision laser scanning system. DIAGNOdent scans your teeth in order to measure the fluorescence within each tooth’s structure. This enables Dr. Alidadi to identify where there may be cavities developing in the small spaces between, on, and around your teeth. So with DIAGNOdent Dr. Alidadi can catch tooth decay at an earlier stage, before the tooth is destroyed from the inside out, and help prevent the need for more extensive procedures in the future.
Periodontal (gum) exam
Gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss. With her periodontal exam, or periodontal charting, Dr. Alidadi will determine the state of health of your gums and how much, if any gum disease treatment is needed.
TMJ and bite exam
A temporomandibular joint that’s out of place and misaligned can cause a clicking or popping jaw, headaches or a poor bite. A poor bite can cause problems in eating or in the wearing away of your teeth. Dr. Alidadi checks your temporomandibular joint to find out if it needs any adjustment and your bite to see if it’s properly aligned.
Oral cancer screening
Dr. Alidadi performs a visual oral cancer exam on every new patient who comes into her office. An oral cancer screening can detect a problem before it has a chance to develop into anything further.Back to the top
Gentle, Tooth-Colored Fillings
We use tooth-colored composite fillings to fill your teeth. Not only are these more aesthetic, they are also healthier for your body than amalgam fillings. You won’t even notice Dr. Alidadi’s shots and her reassuring manner will put you completely at ease.
In many cases you won’t need a shot at all as Dr. Alidadi can use her dental laser rather than a drill to prepare the tooth for a filling, often making anesthesia unnecessary.Back to the top
Warning signs of a serious dental problem
Dental problems aren’t usually painful. Patients who don’t visit a dentist regularly do not even realize they already have one or more dental problems. The best way to prevent these problems is to visit the dentist at least once every six months.
Signs of Oral Problems
- Bad Breath
- Loose Teeth
- Bleeding Gums
- Swollen, Tender and Red Gums
However, not all dental problems come with warning signs. And, unfortunately, patients who don’t get regular checkups do not know if they are at risk for serious dental problems, or if they’re already suffering from one.