First Visit: Oral Surgery Consultation
Your initial appointment will consist of an examination and consultation explaining your diagnosis, risks and benefits as presented by OMSNIC.
It is our professional duty to go over your range of treatment options and prescribe treatment to you.
As a specialist, we understand you may have seen many general dentists before us but you will be seeing us for the first time. For your safety and well-being, we will go over your history and any other necessary information that you may have been asked previously, and we ask for your cooperation.
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 a licensed 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 medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or prescribed treatment may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
If your dentist or physician has taken a panoramic x-ray within the last six months you may request that they forward them to our office. If additional films are necessary for diagnosis and treatment planning, they can be taken at our office.
A panorex x-ray allows us to view the entire jaw structure, teeth, inferior alveolar nerve canal, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), nasal bones, sinuses and orbits.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and Panorex 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 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit.