YOUR First Visit
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.
To save time and allow us to help you process claims in advance, please take a moment to fill out your patient registration form:
Things to bring to your consultation:
- Your referral slip
- Your insurance information
- An up-to-date list of any medications you are taking
- A list of allergies
- The address and phone number of your pharmacy
- Valid Photo ID
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
- If you currently take blood thinners please call and notify our staff prior to your visit.
- Take all medications, including blood pressure medication that you normally take in the morning. If you are required to take antibiotics prior to dental treatment (for artificial heart valves, joints, etc.) please do so 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your visit. If you will be undergoing I.V. sedation or general anesthesia, take your medication with the smallest sip of water possible 2 hours prior to your appointment.
- If you are pregnant please obtain written clearance from your obstetrician prior to your surgery.
- If you are currently breastfeeding and are undergoing I.V. sedation or general anesthesia please pump to obtain a supply for 24 hours while your body metabolizes and eliminates the anesthetic agents.
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. 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. X-rays help our oral surgeons determine the overall health and condition of a tooth as well as its position to adjacent teeth or nerves. X-rays also show the health of the existing bone in the jaw or around a tooth.