Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. The purposes of these appointments are many. It allows the patient, doctor and staff to become acquainted. The procedure and the anesthesia will be explained to clearly outline the expectations of the patient and the doctor. Finally a fee will be determined for the proposed surgery.
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 pre-operative consultation and physical examination is strongly encouraged for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 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. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)
Most oral surgery patients should have a recent set of oral x-rays prior to being seen for consultation. These may be provided by the patient’s referring doctor, or if none are available, x-rays may be taken by our staff. Current x-rays are needed for and accurate and complete examination and diagnosis. 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.
Each oral surgery patient is asked to complete as accurately as possible a brief medical history as accurately as possible. This general medical information is valuable in helping to diagnose individual problems and in determining the proper course of treatment. A very important aspect of the medical history is the knowledge, prior to surgery, of any drug allergies or sensitivities.