Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, on select patients and in emergency situtations the surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex past medical history or treatment planmayrequire a second appointment to provide treatment. This allows our doctors enough time to consult with your primary physcian to answer any questions that may alter your treatement.
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 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink6 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, history of rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken a “panorex” x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. This is a special x-ray that is typically taken prior to most major oral surgical procedures, to locate vital structures in the face. The smaller “PA’s” that are taken at your dentists office are not sufficient forthe purpose of oral surgery. In any case, our facility has a state-of-the-artdigitalx-rayto obtain any images that are necessary for your treatment.