Your initial appointment will often consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation only and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable (from your Referring dentist)
- A list of medications you are presently taking, and knowledge of your medical history
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring documentation. This will save time and allow us to help process claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit and surgery appointment.
A pre-operative consultation and examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery (even if surgery is done on the same day). Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need someone over the age of 18 to drive you home and be there during the procedure.
Please alert the office to any 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 medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant, blood thinners 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. If additional x-rays are necessary, or x-rays are not available they will be taken at our office.