Welcome to our practice!
Our entire staff appreciates the opportunity to provide you with a pleasant experience while you are here.
What to Expect During Your First Oral Surgery Visit
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. 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 be taken at our facility.
Please Bring to Your Appointment:
- Driver’s License
- Medical & Dental Insurance Cards
- Surgical Referral slip
- Any applicable x-rays
- A list of medications with dosages you are taking
The purpose of our forms is to assist us in providing you with the highest level of care. We understand that you may have completed similar forms at your dentist’s or physician’s office, however we do ask that you take your time to carefully read and accurately fill out these forms. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.
For your convenience, you have the option of downloading forms and filling them out at home prior to your appointment.
Those taking medications should bring the name and dosage of the drug(s) at your appointment time. Please notify us by phone if you are a diabetic on medication, have a history of rheumatic fever or heart murmur, or are taking an anticoagulant (blood thinner).
If you prefer I.V. sedation (sleeping) for the surgery, refrain from the intake of food or liquid (even water) for six hours prior to the appointment. A responsible adult must accompany you to drive you home and remain with you for several hours or until fully recovered from the sedation. Medications prescribed by your physician should be taken with a small amount of water unless informed otherwise by our office.
If you prefer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for sedation for the surgery, limit your oral intake to a light meal up to two hours prior to the procedure. Medications prescribed by your physician should be taken unless directed otherwise.
Referral Slip and X-Rays:
Patients referred by a dentist should bring the referral slip and x-rays at your appointment time. In some cases x-rays may be inadequate and will be retaken in our office.
A parent or guardian must accompany any patient under the age of 18.
We strive to “stay on time” in the scheduling of patients. However, because of the nature of oral surgery, delays are sometimes unavoidable.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us. We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve you and look forward to seeing you at your scheduled time. Thank you.