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 x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring your insurance cards.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age 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.
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) or if you are currently taking or have taken any medication (i.e., blood thinners, bone density medication, 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 via email or standard mail. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art 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 highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for diagnosis and treatment planning of dental implants, impacted teeth and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional 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 in our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.