Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation

SURGERY CONSULTATION

Oral Surgery always starts with a surgical consultation, during which we will explain your diagnosis and treatment options. In some cases, your consultation and procedure can occur on the same day.  This is also an opportunity to meet your doctor and ask any questions you may have.  

MEDICAL HISTORY

To provide you with the best possible surgical experience, our office will need to gather information about your past and current medical history.  We will also inquire about your medical conditions, current medications, allergies, surgical history, and any adverse reactions that you may have had to anesthesia in the past.  

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

Please be sure to request that your dentist’s office forwards your x-rays to our office if they have not yet done so. This will help save you time and may also save you money. In some cases, CT scans, three-dimensional imaging, may also be required before your surgery. If so, this imaging is simple, quickly captured, and can be done here in our office for your convenience.  

EXAMINATION & TREATMENT PLAN

During your visit, your Oral Surgeon will thoroughly examine your mouth.  Your surgeon will also discuss the types of anesthesia best suited to your specific surgical needs, any risks/complications associated with your procedure, and your recovery expectations. 

SCHEDULING & PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to your Oral Surgeon discussing your planned procedure, you will also meet with a Treatment Coordinator to discuss pricing, payment options, and what schedule dates/times may work best for you. 

LENGTH OF CONSULTATION

The length of your consultation visit may vary depending on your medical history, diagnosis, and planned procedure(s).  Typically, you can expect your consultation to last about an hour.