Some patients require a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be done the same day as the consultation. For example, extraction of teeth in healthy patients. 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 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 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Our staff will let you know if this can be done on the same day of your surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 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, rheumatic fever, heart attack, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, diet pills, blood thinners, 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.
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