First Visit

Oral Surgery Consultation

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:

  • Your surgical 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 information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: All patients under of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.

A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to accompany you to this appointment, wait for you in the office with a vehicle present, and 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 medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, bone antiresorptive agents used  in the treatment for osteoporosis and other bone diseases, etc.).

If you are taking or have taken antiresorptive agents such as those used in the treatment of osteoporosis, osteitis deformans (Paget’s disease of the bone), bone metastasis (with or without hypercalcaemia), multiple myeloma, and other conditions that feature bone fragility please let us know. It is important that we are aware of this as it can effect how your treatment is performed.

X-Rays

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.