First Visit

During your first visit, your dentist will prioritize ensuring that you are in a healthy state by reviewing your medical history and conducting a dental exam. This process includes the following:

  • Checking vital signs: The dentist will take your blood pressure and heart rate to assess your overall cardiovascular health. Additionally, they will carefully check your pulse to monitor any irregularities that may indicate potential issues. Furthermore, they will listen attentively to your breathing patterns as it can provide insights into possible respiratory conditions or concerns.
  • X-rays: To gain comprehensive knowledge about the condition of your teeth and gums, dentists utilize advanced imaging tools such as X-rays during the initial examination process. These highly detailed images allow them to visualize areas beneath the gum line that remain hidden during a visual inspection.
  • Examination: A crucial aspect of the dental exam is an extensive evaluation conducted by your dentist. They diligently inspect each tooth for visible signs of decay or damage caused by factors like cavities or trauma. Moreover, their thorough examination extends beyond just assessing teeth; they also scrutinize the health of your gums for indications of infections or gum diseases like gingivitis. This meticulous approach ensures that any dental problems are detected early on and addressed appropriately.
  • Research: In some cases, depending on the dental practice you visit, it may be necessary for you to provide your dental records prior to your appointment. This allows your dentist to gain insight into your dental history and review any previous work done on your teeth. Having access to this information enables them to better understand any recurring problems or patterns in order to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored specifically for you.
  • Cleaning: As part of their comprehensive approach towards oral health, dentists also prioritize cleaning during the initial visit. Professional cleaning techniques such as scaling and polishing remove plaque build-up and tartar from hard-to-reach areas that regular brushing alone cannot effectively address. By thoroughly cleaning your teeth during this session, they create a clean foundation upon which future treatments can be built.
  • Financing Options: Your first dental appointment is not only about assessments but also an opportunity for open communication regarding costs related to potential treatments. Dentists understand that financial concerns should not hinder anyone's pursuit of optimal oral health; therefore, they take time at the beginning of the process before initiating any treatment to discuss all costs.


Ensuring the utmost care and safety of our patients is our top priority. We kindly request that all patients under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian during their visit. This measure allows us to provide comprehensive medical attention while addressing any concerns or questions from both the patient and their responsible adult. To further enhance our ability to offer tailored treatment, we kindly ask you to inform us if you have any existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves, joints affected by ailments like rheumatic fever, or any other relevant health information before commencing your treatment with us. Equally important is disclosing whether you are presently taking any medications such as heart medications, aspirin regimens, anticoagulant therapy, or similar medications. By sharing this vital information in advance, we can ensure that our medical team is fully prepared to customize your care plan accordingly and guarantee optimal outcomes for your well-being.

Are You A New Patient? Please Fill Out Our New Patient Forms!

New Patients, we extend our sincerest gratitude to you for choosing to visit Nishikawa Dental Corp! Our utmost priority is ensuring your initial visit is as comforting and tailored to your needs as possible. Upon arrival at our office, we will start by understanding your dental history, insurance coverage, and medical background by utilizing our comprehensive new patient forms. As part of this process, we also conduct an oral cancer screening alongside taking x-rays of your teeth - all in the pursuit of providing you with exceptional care. To optimize efficiency during your appointment, we kindly request that you complete the New Patient Form ahead of time; doing so will save valuable minutes from being wasted.

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Seeking professional dental care? Visit us at Nishikawa Dental Corp. Whether you require a routine check-up or specialized treatment, our Torrance office is at your service. Experience the convenience of superior dental care by reaching out to us today at (310) 530-6444. Our friendly staff will gladly assist in scheduling your appointment with Dr. Nishikawa, ensuring that your dental needs are met promptly and efficiently.


MON: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

TUE: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WED: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

THU: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

FRI: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

SAT: Appointment Only

SUN: Closed


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  • MON9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • TUE8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • WED8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • THU9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • FRI9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SATAppointment Only
  • SUNClosed
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