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. Pathology cases are not biopsied the day of the consultation.
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: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
For patients undergoing general anesthesia or IV sedation: A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory. Please have nothing to eat eight hours prior to your surgery; clear liquids (water or sprite only) can be ingested up to 3 hours before surgery. You will also need an adult to stay during the procedure and 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, use of blood thinners, previous use of oral or IV bisphosphonates, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, oral or IV bisphosphonates, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may 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 additional films are necessary they can be taken at our facility.