First Visit and New Patient Exam
Knowledgeable, Friendly Care
Dr. Anzalone and our staff are dedicated to providing you with the highest-quality periodontal treatment in a friendly and caring environment.
Our friendly staff will see to your every need and will make you feel at home in our office. Dr. Anzalone will get to know you, listen attentively to your goals and concerns, and will conduct a thorough exam to determine the condition of your periodontal health.
Full orientation package
Immediately after you make an appointment with us, we will send you a new patient package that contains an easy-to-read book written by Dr. Anzalone, a DVD of the doctor welcoming you to our practice, and dental and medical history forms for you to complete. This way you can get to know us before you arrive and get a head start on providing any necessary information.
Your New Patient Exam
Dr. Anzalone uses high-tech diagnostics and conducts a thorough oral examination to achieve an accurate and comprehensive understanding of your periodontal needs.
Your first visit
When you come to our office, you will be warmly greeted by one of our staff who will help you fill out your paperwork. Once this is completed, one of our assistants will bring you back to the treatment area to begin your exam.
Digital X-rays for precise diagnostics
We start by taking a digital panoramic X-ray that displays your entire upper and lower teeth and jaws in one comprehensive view. Our digital X-ray equipment emits only a small percentage of the radiation produced by film X-ray machines, and the images are available for viewing in seconds.
Digital X-rays are clearer than conventional film X-rays and can be magnified for close inspection of small areas. Your X-ray image will be immediately uploaded to a monitor in the treatment room for both you and Dr. Anzalone to view.
Before your periodontal exam starts, Dr. Anzalone will consult with you about your goals and concerns, and answer any questions. He will also inspect your X-rays and review your medical and dental history.
Detailed oral exam
Dr. Anzalone will thoroughly inspect the condition of your teeth and gums. He will note any teeth that are missing or have dental restorations on them already, and will manually check each tooth to see if any are loose.
To determine the extent of any gum disease, he will gently probe the depths of the gum pockets around your teeth. He will also check the amount of gum tissue covering your tooth roots and note any areas of gum recession.
The doctor will additionally conduct a thorough visual and manual inspection of your head, neck and mouth to check for any lesions, unusual growths or signs of oral cancer. Although it is rare to come across any serious situations, an oral cancer screening can detect difficulties before they have a chance to develop into something dangerous. Oral cancer is highly treatable if detected early.
Custom treatment plan
Dr. Anzalone will discuss his findings with you in detail, and will formulate a custom treatment plan to address any concerns. He will explain your options in a way that is easy to understand and will answer all your questions so you know what to expect and can feel at ease about your treatment.
$79 Gum Disease Consultation
Take advantage of our $79 New Patient Special to receive a comprehensive oral exam and periodontal (gum) evaluation from Dr. Anzalone. Your visit will include a full oral exam, X-rays and consultation as described above.
To make an appointment, call 318‑287‑8390 or click here to request an appointment online.