Your First Visit & New Patient Exam
Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy for a Lifetime
Welcome to our practice where we strive to deliver the best dental care possible, while making your visit comfortable and efficient. We know there is some apprehension when advanced dental work is needed so we have created a warm and relaxed environment for our patients. Our modern office offers beautiful views of Beverly Hills, and we provide pillows, blankets and headphones for your comfort.
New Patient Exam and Consultation
Your first visit with Dr. Peto consists of a thorough exam where he uses his knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to address your periodontal needs. He will go over your concerns, answer all your questions and explain your treatment options.
His friendly and caring staff will help you complete your paperwork as needed, work with you on insurance and payment options, and provide you with the finest of care tailored to your specific needs.
Full-mouth series of X-rays
We start with X-rays to get a detailed view of your teeth and gums. Our X-rays give Dr. Peto the information needed to determine an accurate diagnosis, and can be viewed by both you and the doctor.
In some cases, we also take panoramic X-rays. These give us a full, panoramic view of your mouth and can help the doctor in diagnosing the exact issue.
3D CT scan
If a 3D CT scan is needed for analysis or dental implant planning, we will get that done as well.
Thorough oral exam
After reviewing your X-rays with you, Dr. Peto will go over the details of your dental and medical history. He will do a visual inspection of your mouth, carefully checking for signs of gum disease such as loose teeth, bone loss and receding gums.
Oral cancer screening
Dr. Peto conducts an oral cancer screening as part of each new patient exam. This includes a visual and manual examination of the mouth, neck and head. An oral cancer screening takes just minutes, is pain-free, and can detect potential problems in its early stages. If he does find any tissue that requires more investigation, Dr. Peto will do a biopsy for further study.
Periodontal (gum) exam
Successful long-term control of gum disease begins with a thorough periodontal exam. Dr. Peto will do a clinical exam of your gums, checking the depths of the pockets between your teeth and gums, and recording the results of the pocket probe. This charting is used as a reference in tracking the progress of your gum disease treatment.
Consultation and treatment plan
After this thorough evaluation, Dr. Peto will recommend the best course of professional treatment for restoring the health of your teeth and gums. Using diagrams and visual guides, Dr. Peto will review your treatment options, answer any questions and address your concerns. You will receive a written treatment plan so you can easily work out your scheduling your treatment.
Helping you get the treatment you need
Our treatment coordinator will meet with you to help you get your treatment. We can assist you in obtaining financing and we work with most insurance companies. We file your insurance claim on your behalf and help you get the most out of it.
New Patient Special Offer
Complimentary Examination, Consultation & X-Rays!
This very thorough exam is free to new patients and includes:
- In-depth medical & dental history review
- Full-mouth series of X-rays
- Thorough oral exam
- Periodontal exam
- Oral cancer screening
- Review treatment options
A $410 Value!
To make an appointment, call 424‑229‑9875 or click here to request an appointment online.