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 (such as wisdom teeth, implants, jaw surgery, biopsies, etc.) 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:
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical and dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms and your medical and dental insurance cards. 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 each 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, blood thinners, bone density medications, etc.). Also, be sure to make sure the office knows if you need to be pre-medicated with an antibiotic prior to surgery for any reason (i.e., heart murmur, joint replacement, etc.)
If your general dentist has taken x-rays, you must 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 there are no updated x-rays available from your dentist, they can be taken at our facility.