Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery such as removal of a single tooth may 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. Additionally, every procedure requiring IV anesthesia requires a consultation appointment prior to surgery.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable-it is your responsibility to make sure these items are in our office for your appointment. We cannot see you if you do not have a referral slip from your referring doctor.
- 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.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Prior to your second appointment for the surgical procedure with IV anesthesia, please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. 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.).
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 will be taken at our facility.
We do require a 48-hour confirmation or cancellation ahead of your evaluation appointment. You will receive several texts from us to confirm the appointment and a phone call. Please ensure all of your contact information is accurate so that we are able to contact you to confirm in adequate time.