First Oral Surgery Visit
If you have a painful tooth and are fairly healthy, we can often treat you at your first visit. However, your initial appointment may instead consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. If you have a complex medical history or an involved plan of care, we may need an initial evaluation. A second appointment would then be scheduled to provide carefully planned treatment.
In addition, if you desire General Anesthesia for your Oral Surgery, a pre-operative consultation is important to assure that the Doctor confirms that you’re suitable for Anesthesia. This is the same safety protocol that hospital-based Anesthesiologists routinely follow.
Please assist us to best use your time by providing the following information at the time of your Consultation visit:
- Your surgical referral slip from your dentist or “PCP”, and any x-rays, if you were given these.
- A complete list of medications you are presently taking, along with any drug allergies or sensitivities. If you already have a handwritten, or computer-generated list of your medical problems and medications, please bring it along. (Click here to download our Patient Health History & Registration Form).
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring all necessary insurance cards and information. This will save you time and allow us to help process any claims more rapidly for you. (Click here to download our Insurance Information Form).
- Any downloaded forms may be completed at home to save you time. Please bring them to your first visit.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian AT ALL VISITS. If you are over 18 and financially responsible for your care, a parent may still be helpful at your first appointment to help you with your decisions.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you should request that they mail or e-mail them to our office before your day of appointment. If there is not enough time for mailing before we see you, please pick up your x-rays and hand-carry them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken or ordered at our facility.