Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally surgery can be done 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.
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, please bring the information and the cards. This will allow us to file claims in a timely fashion.
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 evaluation is recommended for patients undergoing conscious IV sedation or general anesthesia for surgery.
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.)
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office or you may pick them up and bring them with you to your consultation appointment. On some occasions, the x-rays provided may not be diagnostic, especially if they are duplicated films. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.