What to expect on your first visit Read Transcript
On your first visit to the office, we will generally speaking take you back to see one of the doctor's assistants first. That assistant will find out a bit of background on you and what you're experiencing and if you have any in particular concerns about your mouth. They'll get your x-rays and get a sense of what your priorities are and what your goals are with your appointment. After they have done that initial work, then I greet the patient and get a chance to get to know the patient a little bit. Oftentimes my dental assistants will try to get me to shut my mouth because I love talking to my patients so much that we'll oftentimes talk about their personal lives far longer than I probably should.
Then when we're done with all of that piece of the appointment, then we send them to see the hygienist. The hygienist will then spend about an hour getting to know the patient and cleaning the teeth, polishing, doing oral cancer screenings and really educating the patients on their mouth. Our hygienists in this office are absolutely phenomenal on that front. They know almost as much as the dentists in the practice do about how to care for the mouth. They really end up being an extra source of education and patient advocacy on that front. As you go through the office, you get a chance to touch base with many, many different people in the office and each of them tries their best to take good care of you and make you feel at home.
Are you looking for a great dentist for your family? Keep your smile healthy and beautiful and contact Uptown Dental Associates for all your general dentistry in Albuquerque, NM needs!
For general dentistry at our Albuquerque, NM dentist office, Dr. Ryan Shepherd and our friendly team help patients of all ages maintain gorgeous pearly whites and optimum oral health!
To keep our patients safe, we meet or exceed infection control standards for the American Dental Association, OSHA, and the CDC.
Dental Cleanings And Exams
To keep your smile truly clean, you should visit our office every six months for a thorough dental cleaning and exam.
Not only will we clean areas of your mouth that are difficult if not impossible to reach, we will also check for signs of tooth decay and other oral health issues, like oral cancer. This way, we will help you avoid more substantial cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry procedures in the future, saving you time and money!
Halitosis And Bad Breath Treatment
If you have persistent bad breath, we will help determine the cause and help you find the best solution to freshen your breath!
Gum Disease Treatment
If your gums are unhealthy and inflamed, we will perform a gentle gum disease treatment using special dental tools like our state-of-the-art NV Pro 3 dental laser.
Preventive Treatments And Other Options
If you’d like to stop tooth decay from becoming a problem, we offer a variety of preventive services, including:
- Dental sealants to seal out bacteria
- Fluoride treatments and fluoride varnish to fortify your teeth against tooth decay
We can also provide:
- Nutritional counseling to help you maintain your overall health
- Custom mouthguards to prevent TMJ issues and teeth grinding
Keep your smile healthy and beautiful with services of general dentistry in Albuquerque, NM from Uptown Dental Associates – call 505-407-8781. You can also use our online form for more details and inquiries on general dentistry.