Your First Visit
During your first visit, you will meet for a one-on-one consultation with one of our doctors. They will ask questions about your medical history, perform a physical examination of your teeth and gums, and review any relevant medical images. This appointment aims to get to know you, answer your questions, walk you through different treatment options, and verify your candidacy for a safe, successful surgery.
The consultation may last as long as an hour, as our doctors are passionate about spending as much time as possible understanding each patient’s needs.
Our doctors are trained to safely and effectively administer IV sedation at different levels, along with nitrous oxide. We will talk with you before your surgery to determine the type of sedation best suited to your needs and the specific procedure.
Recovery timelines vary by patient and procedure, but most people are ready to return to work within a day or two.
For most procedures, we recommend starting with a diet of soft foods and liquids, though most patients are ready to resume their normal diet within a week or so.
You may have several sutures, many of which will dissolve on their own. Your doctor will remove those that do not dissolve at a follow-up appointment.
Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic if necessary to prevent infection.
Most patients do fine with over-the-counter remedies like Tylenol® or Advil®, though we can prescribe stronger pain medications as necessary.
Following surgery, we recommend brushing and flossing everywhere except at the surgical/incision site.
We recommend applying ice packs off and on during the first day or so of your recovery. This is one of the most effective ways to keep swelling to a minimum.
We recommend not smoking as it will impede your healing and potentially compromise your recovery.
You should anticipate some bleeding over the first 24 hours. If bleeding persists beyond that, call our office directly.
It depends on the type of appointment. Consultations may last up to an hour, while surgical treatment usually takes one to two hours. In rare cases and for more extensive surgical needs, procedures may take longer.
Bring your completed patient information form (available here on our website) and dental insurance documents if possible.
We ask that you give us at least 48 hours notice for any appointment cancellation. Note that we do not accept cancellations via email and ask that you call our office during normal business hours to let us know if you cannot make an appointment.
Yes, there is a fee for your consultation appointment. Separate fees may be required for any pre-surgical treatments.
While we are always happy to bill your insurance company for you, we ask that you pay an estimated co-pay during your initial visit. If you have obtained pre-authorization for your surgery, we will ask that you pay the patient portion as stated on your pre-authorization agreement.
The monthly payment option is available when you apply for CareCredit, a company that lets you make interest-free payments over three to six months. You can learn more about this program by visiting www.carecredit.com.