WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT
When you enter the office, please inform the front desk of your arrival. We will collect any information and signatures needed and inform the surgical assistant that you are ready for your consultation. We will also verify your insurance.
During your initial visit, you will meet your oral surgeon and discuss your current situation. The doctor will go over all the information, any x-rays, and provide you with treatment options. During this time, it is best to consult with the doctor if you have any questions or concerns about the your situation and the treatment presented. Our oral surgeon will also discuss anesthesia options. Your comfort is our priority. We have various levels of anesthesia from local anesthesia to IV sedation and more. You can read more about your options on our anesthesia page.
Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation dependent on scheduling and if the patient qualifies. However, most patients will require a second appointment to provide treatment on a separate day. When you check out, our front office will go over the treatment plan with you and the financial implications. Should you have any questions, please ask our front desk. In most cases, insurance will not cover 100% of your claims. We do collect payment up front that is not covered by insurance. Again, should you have any questions, please ask our front desk. They are experienced and knowledgeable and can help clarify any questions you may have.
On the day of your initial visit, 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 preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight 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, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, 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. X-rays are necessary so our oral surgeons can see your mouth’s landscape to fully formulate the right treatment plan to assist your needs.
For more information regarding your visit, you can click on any of the links below. You can also contact one of our offices and our friendly front office staff will be happy to assist you and schedule your appointment. We hope we will see you soon!