Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and probable treatment. 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:
1) Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
2) A list of medications you are presently taking
3) 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 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV general anesthesia for surgery.
Please have nothing to eat or drink 6 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 or joints, rheumatic fever, etc.)
If your dentist or physician has taken a panorex or other dental 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. Often additional films are necessary and they can be taken at our facility.
We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
We make every effort to try to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Because Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons provide surgical services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergencies can also arise and cause delays. We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.