Your First Visit
Your initial appointment will often consist of a consultation explaining your condition 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.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time your first visit:
- You can complete our online patient registration form in the comfort of your own home and when it is convenient for you. We respect your information and ensue that all information is secure.
- Your referral slip from the doctor who referred you – This is an important communication tool between doctors to avoid any confusion with the treatment plan that you and your dentist have agreed upon. Some doctors will complete our online referral form please verify with your doctor.
- Your x-rays – If your dentist has referred you for treatment, their office will often have x-rays that we can use. For best diagnostic quality, they must be less than 6 months old.
- Your medical/dental insurance cards
- Your driver’s license or other valid government issued photo identification
- We encourage you to bring a written list of all the medications you are currently taking.
- All patients under the age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all visits including surgery and post operative visits.
- Our office offers an alternate to narcotic pain medication by using EXPAREL. This medication is given at the time of surgery and prolongs the numbness for 2-3 days after surgery. Click here for a short video about EXPAREL https://www.exparel.com/patient/video/1758?width=640&height=425&iframe=true
Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete any paperwork needed.
IMPORTANT: If you are scheduled to undergo IV anesthesia, please review our pre-op and post-op instructions.
Please alert the office if you have any medical condition that may be concern prior to surgery. It is important that you take any medications as prescribed by your physician on the day your appointment. Do not skip medications unless specifically told to by your physician or our staff. Failing to take your prescribed medications could result in the cancellation of your appointment. If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to call us prior to your appointment for clarification.
Diabetes can be a complicated disease and can also significantly impact how you are treated in the oral surgery office. Try to schedule a morning appointment.
- Please check your blood sugar as you normally would prior to your appointment. Write down the reading and bring it with you to your appointment.
- If you do not know the value of your most recent HbA1c test, please call your physician.
- If is very important that you maintain the same morning routine for food and medications as you would on any other day unless told otherwise by your medical doctor.