Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Surgery is usually not performed the same day as the consultation. Your medical history will be reviewed and a diagnosis is determined after a thorough clinical and radiographic examination is performed. A treatment plan and alternatives are then discussed and any questions you may have will be answered.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for all patients, especially those undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please do not have anything to eat or drink for eight hours prior to your surgery if utilizing IV anesthesia. You will also need an adult to drive you home and stay with you for your initial recovery.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. When additional films are necessary they may be taken at our facility.