First Visit Expectations

If you’re like most patients, you appreciate being informed before arriving at the dentist. Below is an overview of what you can expect during your first visit to Deep South Family Dentistry.

Let's get to know each other.

Your first visit is not only about our team getting to know you, but also about you getting to know our team. In the time we spend together, we encourage you to ask questions, express your concerns, and share with us anything you want us to know to help make your care as individual as you are.

Part of getting to know you and providing safe, personalized support involves reviewing your medical history. Certain medical conditions and medications and can influence your treatment protocols – so you will be asked to provide a list of your medications and their dosages (including vitamins and supplements). 

A full-mouth series of x-rays and a comprehensive oral exam of your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw will be performed, including a non-invasive oral cancer screening.

You're in great hands.

If you haven’t been to a dentist for a while, please don’t worry. You’ve made an important decision – no need to feel guilty!

Once your entire exam is complete, Dr. Chawla will talk with you about his findings. Together you can create a healthy, effective treatment plan that best meets your dental and personal requirements. We can prioritize and stagger your treatments to give you a smile you deserve in a timeframe you can afford.

Finally, we want you to know we will go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and safe. Not only is your physical comfort important to us, but your emotional comfort is as well. So, come in, recline and unwind – you’re in great hands.

Financial and Insurance Information

Dental insurance can help defray the costs of your dental care. Yet it can also be quite a hassle, with filing claims, paying deductibles, getting preauthorization for treatment, and other annoyances. We offer a smart insurance alternative with our membership plan. It's great for folks without insurance, retirees on fixed incomes and families on a budget. 

Save Money - Smile Better

Our membership plan offers the following:

• Three complete exams (new patient, periodic and/or emergency)

• Two regular dental cleanings (adult or child) OR four periodontal maintenance hygiene visits
• Complete annual required x-ray series
• Two sets of bitewing x-rays
• 20% savings on gum disease treatments, restorative dental services and orthodontics
• 50% savings on teeth whitening

The cost is $325/year for those receiving two dental cleanings OR $564 for patients receiving the periodontal maintenance hygiene visits. We even offer monthly payment plans!

For more information, please contact us at (985) 386-9936.

Other Options

Deep South Family Dentistry also works with CareCredit® and Foti Financial Services for our patients without dental insurance.