Your initial appointment may consist of a consultation to explain 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 information. 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.
We normally require consultation appointments for the following:
- Surgical removal of wisdom teeth
- Extraction of multiple teeth
- Implant surgery
- Complicated medical history
- Oral, IV or IM administration of anesthesia
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is standard for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. At this appointment we will determine if you are a candidate for office anesthesia, order lab studies if required, and go over pre-operative instructions. On the day of surgery, please have nothing to eat or drink 6 (six) hours prior to your appointment time. You will also need an adult, who is willing to remain in the reception area during your surgery, 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.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office. You may need to pick up your x-rays and bring them to the appointment at our office. If additional films are necessary they can be taken at our facility.