Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation to determine your diagnosis and treatment options. For people who are otherwise healthy, your procedure can often 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.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip from your general dentist and any x-rays if applicable.
- A current 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: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for consultation and treatment.
A preoperative consultation and brief, simple physical examination may be necessary for patients undergoing IV sedation for surgery. If you are going to schedule IV sedation, please remember to have nothing to eat or drink at least 6 hours prior to your procedure (children may have sips of water until three hours before their procedure). Daily medications can be taken with a small sip of WATER. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Patients not having IV sedation, just local anesthetic, can eat as normal, without restrictions.
When you schedule your appointment, please alert the office staff 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 medication, aspirin, blood thinners, bisphosphonate medication for osteoporosis, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, to avoid unnecessary expenses, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them with you. If additional images are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
We also offer Cone Beam CT scan, similar to a hospital CAT scan. This allows us to see a three dimensional image of the jaws and teeth to make a more accurate diagnosis. This computer technology can be combined with Simplant dental implant software, used to perform virtual implant surgery, making complex cases more accurate and decreasing surgical time.