your initial appointment
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. In preparation for the day of the surgery appointment, please have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours. You will also need a responsible adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office prior to surgery to any medical conditions that may be of concern (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.), including over the counter medications, homeopathic medications, herbs or supplements.
All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
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.