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 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 panoramic x-rays if applicable.
A list of medications you are presently taking including dose and frequency.
If you have medical or dental insurance, bring your card and any necessary completed forms.
This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
If your dentist or physician has taken a panoramic x-ray in the last year, you may request that they forward it 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 practice utilizes state-of-the-art, full-cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of oral surgery. This technology provides full-cranial, highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment for implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, oral surgery and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies.With the addition of cone-beam CT technology as a diagnostic tool, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.
A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18 years of age at the consultation visit. A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home. Please contact our office in advance if you are taking any blood thinners or medications for diabetes, hypertension or rheumatoid arthritis. 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 medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, rheumatoid arthritis medication etc.).