Oral Surgery: Your First Visit
Before any surgical procedure (oral surgery or otherwise), it’s vital to be seen by the surgeon/doctor for a consultation. Your initial consultation is a chance for you to learn more about your upcoming procedure and ask any questions that you may have. It’s also a time for your doctor and staff to get the information they need from you, and to discuss all of the anesthetic options that an oral surgeon can provide to make your procedure as pleasant and comfortable for you as possible. Most conditions can be performed by an OMS in the comfort and convenience of their office, but some situations may necessitate that the procedure(s) be completed in an operating room setting in a hospital or outpatient surgery center. All of this preparation and discussion is why a consultation (BEFORE any treatment is rendered) is crucial and necessary.
Once you have been evaluated and assessed by the doctor, and treatment options for your specific situation and diagnosis have been discussed, we make a treatment plan just for you so that you know what your anticipated out-of-pocket costs will be (after insurance benefits have been applied). Please call (704-246-6051) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Soung!
What To Bring To Your Consultation
At this first visit, you’ll fill out your paperwork with information about your insurance and your medical history. Be sure to bring along a picture ID, insurance card (or policy info), and a COPY OF THE REFERRAL from your General Dentist, Pediatric Dentist, Orthodontist, etc. If you have had x-rays taken at a different dentist’s office, arrange to have those sent to our office if possible. Make a note of any medications you take, both prescription and over-the-counter – this should include the dosages and how often you take them. Be sure to include any supplements or vitamins, as well.