Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. At this appointment we may obtain x-rays and possibly a 3D scan to further help diagnose and aid in treatment planing. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan often requires a consultation evaluation first and treatment on another day. You must be accompanied by an adult and be fasting for 8 hours prior to the procedure if you would like the procedure to be performed under sedation.
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 completed forms. 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. 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, 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 can usually be taken at our facility.