Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, oral surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
You will be required to provide a complete medical history prior to your appointment so please be prepared with documentation. Please bring medical and/or dental insurance identification to your appointment. A physical examination is mandatory for all patients.
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.
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 films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at their appointment.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for all patients undergoing IV anesthesia. When you return for your surgery appointment, you cannot have anything to eat or drink (mints or candy, etc. are included) 8 hours prior to your surgery, and may have sips of water or clear liquids up until 2 hours before if needed for taking medications. You will also need an adult to drive you home and stay and care for you the rest of the day.
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, respiratory infection or any other illnesses, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e. heart medications, bone density medications, if you are under the influence of any recreational drugs, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)