Oral Surgery Consultation
An oral exam is performed on your initial visit to our office. A diagnosis and treatment options are then presented to you by Dr. Shroyer. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may necessitate a second appointment to render needed surgical care.
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 current medications
- Medical or dental insurance cards and information
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and an oral exam are mandatory for patients undergoing IV sedation for their surgical procedure. Nothing to eat or drink eight hours before the surgery is the recommended protocol. An adult must be present during the surgical procedure to drive sedated patients home.
Please alert our office to medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever prior to surgery as well as to current medication therapy. (i.e.,heart medications, anticoagulant therapy)
Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for diagnosing and treatment planning of dental procedures such as implants and orthognathic surgery. Anatomically-accurate views of the jaws and teeth, along with cross-sectional (buccal-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images provide a heightened level of accuracy that is not possible with 2-D technologies provided by many dental offices.