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 may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
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Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and x-rays.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please have your cards available. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for all patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need responsible adult to accompany you to surgery and provide transportation home afterwards. If you plan to use public transportation (i.e. cab service) you will need an additional trusted escort.
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 medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they be forwarded to our office prior to your visit. 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.