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 the necessary information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. On your day of 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 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, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays and they are not older than one year, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them with you to your appointment. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility. Please keep in mind that all our x-rays are fully digital. Therefore, the amount of radiation exposure is minimal and only a fraction of the conventional dose.
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, cone beam CT (computerized tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment for oral surgery. In fact, our unit provides the highest resolution in the dental industry. The cone-beam provides medical grade CT images at a fraction of the radiation exposure, especially since it is a focused field of view. This technology provides comprehensive, highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of complicated extractions, impacted teeth, dental implantology, corrective jaw surgery and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional, multiplanar and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies. Also, having additional information prior to surgery will allow a much less invasive technique to be employed. This means a faster recovery and a more predictable result. With the addition of cone-beam CT technology in our office, our practice is fully committed to providing the latest innovative, high-quality, patient care.