First Visit Expectations

Your first visit isn’t just about us getting to know you, but also you getting to know us!

We encourage our new patients to ask any questions they may have at their visit.

During your first visit, our team will ask you some questions about your medical and dental history. Certain medical conditions or medications can impact your treatment plan, so we will also ask you to list any medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking and their dosages.

Dr. Canela-Pichardo will then perform a comprehensive oral exam. This may include x-rays and a non-invasive oral cancer screening. If no signs of periodontal disease (gum disease) are present, one of our hygienists will continue with a routine cleaning. If we do notice signs of periodontal disease, we may ask you to reschedule the cleaning portion of your appointment to allow more time for a thorough cleaning.

Once your exam is finished, Dr. Canela-Pichardo will discuss our findings with you. Together, we will create a treatment plan that best fits your dental wants, while also giving you a healthy smile.

We pride ourselves on providing quality, affordable services. We offer many payment options. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you the amazing smile you deserve in a timeframe you can afford.

At Canela Dental, we want you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your visit. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your visit more comfortable!