Your initial appointment will consist of an examination and a detailed explanation of your diagnosis and treatment options. We want to be sure that you fully understand your situation and have had all of your questions answered. Frequently, we will need to communicate and coordinate care with your dentist and/or physician. Generally treatment is provided on another day to allow for appropriate planning and preparation. Occasionally, surgery can be performed on the same day depending on the circumstances.
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: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18 years of age at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and examination is generally necessary for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink six 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 etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, osteoporosis medications etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office via email or regular mail. If there is not enough time, please pick the x-rays up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility digitally and forwarded to your dentist or physician.
Our practice, when indicated, utilizes state-of-the-art, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) technology. The Kodak CBCT 8600 3D provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for diagnosis, planning and treatment. This technology provides precise, anatomically correct views of the teeth and jawbones in cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, and panoramic views. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies. Computer guided implant surgery is now a reality.
With the use of Cone-Beam CT (CBCT) technology, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, state of the art patient care.