Your initial appointment will 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 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.
- 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 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit and surgical treatment. Consents for the minor need to be signed by a parent or a legal guardian prior to the procedure.
A preoperative consultation including physical examination is mandatory for all patients. This is especially important if you are undergoing anesthesia for surgery and/or if you present with a medical history. Please have nothing to eat or drink for eight hours if you are having intravenous anesthesia. 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 currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) Medical evaluation or clearances sometimes may be necessary prior to your procedure.
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. Our state-of-the-art digital imaging is very low-dose exposure compared to the traditional x-rays.