In most cases, you will see us for a consultation first. The doctor will explain your diagnosis and various treatment options. You will have an opportunity to discuss this and ask questions. You then will decide in your own time. This is how it is typically done with a second appointment necessary to provide treatment on another day. Sometimes, a surgical issue can be done on the same day as the consultation.
You can help us by providing the following information at the time of our consultation:
- Your surgery 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: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18 during the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours before 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 before surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on 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.