Patient Information

Thank you for choosing our practice to serve your dental needs. Below are the new patient registration forms that you may print out and complete in the comfort of your own home. Please be sure to bring these completed forms with you for your initial consultation. As a new patient you will find the following information very helpful.

The Oral Surgery process is a two-appointment process. Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Your treatment will be scheduled as a separate appointment.

I. Consultation Appointment:

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • A panoramic x-ray, if applicable (no older than 1 year).
  • A list of any medications you are currently taking.
  • Please bring any medical and dental card you may have as well as a valid driver's license (or another picture ID).
  • We request that you complete our New Patient Forms and bring them with you. PLEASE NOTE: FORMS CANNOT BE PRINTED ON THE BACK SIDE. ONLY originals can be accepted. If forms are faxed or emailed, please bring originals with you.
  • A referral from your general dentist.
  • Important: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
      

II. Surgery/Treatment Appointment:

Pre-Op Instructions (IV Anesthesia)

  • Do not eat or drink for six hours prior to your scheduled appointment. This includes water and chewing gum.
  • Bring someone to stay at the office during surgery and drive you home. Someone must stay with you the rest of the day.
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to appointment time for check-in.
  • Late arrivals, 15 minutes after appointment time, may be asked to reschedule.
  • Wear clothes that are loose-sleeved, comfortable, and cool.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent.
  • Brush your teeth before your appointment, but do not swallow water.

Pre-Op Instructions (Local Anesthesia)

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to appointment time for check-in.
  • Late arrivals, 15 minutes after appointment time, may be asked to reschedule.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent.
  • Brush your teeth before your appointment.
      

Post-Op Instructions

Bleeding and oozing are to be expected and may persist for several hours. You may control it with gauze pressure as necessary. Ice can be applied externally to your face to help limit the swelling. Use ice for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off for 24 hours. Pain is expected, therefore you may take any over-the-counter medication you routinely use for a headache, or if pain medication has been prescribed you should take as directed. Soft foods are appropriate for the first few days after surgery. Keep your mouth as clean as possible with GENTLE rinsing and brushing. If you smoke, it is best not to do so for several days following oral surgery to allow for uneventful healing. If a Monoject syringe was given to you, wait 4 days before using it as directed.

Should you have any unusual symptoms or other concerns, please contact our office.

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