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.
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 currently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring your insurance cards. This will save time and allow us to process your insurance more efficiently.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (heart medications, aspirin, blood thinners, medications for osteoporosis, etc.).
If you will be undergoing general anesthesia/sedation, a preoperative consultation and exam is mandatory. It is essential that you not have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your surgery, and you will need a responsible adult with you to drive you home.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office. If additional films are necessary they can be taken at our office.