New Patient Information
Thank you for choosing Hollywood DDS for your dental care. Your health is important to us, and we provide quality care in a relaxing environment using the latest technology. Our team welcomes all new patients to our office.
As a new patient, you may have questions regarding our location or services offered. We have provided an area on this page to help answer questions you have. Our staff is also available to help you or provide any additional information you need. We welcome all patients to our practice including those with disabilities, dental anxiety, and gag reflex.
As a new patient to our office we love to get to know you during your first appointment. We also want you to learn more about us and our practice. We provide patients with an initial checkup to set a baseline for your oral care, and to help us devise a customized treatment plan.
If needed, digital x-rays will be taken and we will discuss any concerns you may have regarding your oral health.
Our friendly staff is available to help you schedule your first appointment. We will remind you what you need to bring during your first visit including your insurance card, medications you are currently taking, and any prior dental x-rays you may have. Prior dental x-rays can be sent over to our office if necessary.
Our team will also show you how to find our new patient forms. Patients are encouraged to fill out new patient forms prior to their appointment, and these forms are conveniently located on our website.
We care about your oral and overall health, and strive to make your care affordable. Hollywood DDS accepts most dental insurance plans, we accept both cash and major credit cards, and we also offer Care Credit for our patients. The Care Credit program provides patients with a financing option to pay for dental treatment or procedures.
Our team is available to discuss your payment options or insurance coverage questions to help you choose the best option that fits your needs.
Hollywood DDS is conveniently located on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of the community. We offer easy scheduling online or by phone, and our staff is always available to answer any appointment questions you may have.
Our office is open during the week and by appointment on Saturday. We also accommodate patients that need same date appointments, or patients who need to be seen in an emergency. We offer free parking to all of our patients that come into our office.
Home Care Instructions
- After cosmetic reconstruction you may experience sensitivity to hot or cold and it may take some time to adjust to your new bite.
- Use warm salt rinses three times a day to help reduce any pain or swelling.
- Mild over the counter pain medication may be recommended every 3-4 hours to help with any discomfort.
- Brush and floss daily to remove any plaque and keep your mouth looking and feeling healthy.
- Avoid biting on any hard food or objects such as fingernails, nuts, or sticky candy that could chip or damage a tooth.
- Avoid smoking or drinking any dark colored liquids that would stain your teeth such as coffee or red wine.
- If you have recently had a crown or bridge procedure your mouth may still fee numb when you leave our office. Please avoid eating or drinking hot beverages until the numbing has completely worn off.
- If you have a temporary crown placed, avoid eating any sticky or hard foods that may damage the crown or cause the crown to come off. If the temporary crown does become loose or falls off please call our office immediately.
- Brush and floss carefully taking caution around where the temporary crown is located.
- You may feel sensitivity to hot or cold but this should subside after a few weeks.
- We may recommend over the counter mild pain medication if needed.
- After your tooth has been extracted please keep any gauze on the area for at least 45 minutes to stop any bleeding. Replace the gauze if needed until the bleeding stops.
- Rinse the area gently with water while brushing and avoid sucking on any straws.
- Avoid smoking and drinking any alcohol.
- While brushing avoid the area completely until healed. Once the area is healed you can resume your normal oral hygiene routine.
- Limit any vigorous exercise for the first 24 hours after extraction.
- Patients may apply ice to the area to minimize pain or swelling
- Medication may be prescribed to help with pain and healing.
- Avoid chewing or drinking hot beverages directly after your appointment. You may still feel numbness in your mouth or jaw.
- Patients may experience sensitivity to hot or cold but this should subside after a few days.
- The area may be sore, and over the counter medication may be recommended to help with any pain. If you experience prolonged pain or sensitivity please contact our office.
- Patients my resume eating or drinking as soon as the anesthetic wears off completely.