Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Typically, surgery is not performed the same day as the consultation. Many aspects influence same day treatment, such as:
- A complex medical history or treatment plan
- Schedule availability
- A medical clearance from your primary care physician, or cardiologist is requested for coordination of treatment–many patients on blood thinners, such as Plavix, may require a short period of time off your prescription prior to treatment
- Some insurances do not allow same day treatment
- Some medical or pathology appointments require a pre-auth for surgery from your medical insurance
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip from your general dentist
- Panorex X-ray taken within the past 6 months
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- A list of specialists you are currently seeing for treatment- Cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Oncologist, etc
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring a copy of your insurance card and your photo ID for check in. 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 and surgery.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
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 Please request that they forward them to our office along with your referral sheet. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office.
We always take our own Panorex X-ray in office at each dental consultation since we are performing a surgical procedure. We want to ensure the location of the teeth and anatomy of the nerves, etc prior to surgery for your safety and health. If you’ve recently had a Panorex X-ray, and it was taken in the last 6 months by your dentist, as a courtesy, we waive the Panorex charge as long, as you bring a dated copy of your Panorex X-ray to your appointment.