Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and will include an oral exam, review of your medical history and radiographs, discussion of your surgical and anesthesia options, as well as informed consent.
A complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. A preoperative consultation and exam are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat of drink for eight (8) hours prior to your IV anesthesia surgery. You will need an adult to drive you home from surgery.
At the time of your first visit consultation, please assist us by providing the following:
- Your surgical referral slip and x-rays, if applicable.
- A current and complete list of your medications.
- Your medical and dental insurance information.
- If you are a patient under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you.
Please alert our office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, artificial heart valves or prosthetic joints, Rheumatic Fever, etc.) Or, if you are currently taking any medication (i.e. heart medication, aspirin, Plavix, anticoagulation therapy (coumadin), bisphosphonate medication for osteoporosis, osteopenia, or cancer management). These prior conditions can preclude a surgery being performed the same day as your consulation.
Radiographs (x-rays, PA’s ((small dental x-rays)), Panoramic x-ray ((Panorex- one film of the entire mouth)). If your referring doctor has taken x-rays, you may bring them with you to your consultation visit or request they forward them to our office. Additional films may be necessary and can be taken at our facility.