Your first visit will be a consultation to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options. In some cases, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. More complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and treatment will be provided on another day.
What to bring to a consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any X-Rays (if applicable)
- A list of medications you are currently taking
- Any medical or dental insurance forms.
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 required for patients undergoing IV anesthesia. It is important to not eat or drink six hours prior to surgery. For your safety, please arrange for someone to drive you home.
Please inform our office if you have any medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc., or if you are currently taking medications such as aspirin, heart medications, anticoagulant therapy, etc.
We may request that you bring any X-Rays your dentist or physician has taken or have them forwarded to our office. If additional X-Rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
Our office uses full-cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning stages and treatment of the surgery. This technology is used for orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, oral and orthognathic surgery and other dental procedures. This gives us anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones as well as cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy that is not possible with 2-D technologies.