YOUR FIRST OFFICE VISIT
Your first appointment will usually consist of a consultation during which the doctor will review your medical and dental history as well as your diagnosis and treatment options.
On many occasions, surgery will be done the same day as the consultation, especially in view of single extractions and acute infection processes.
It is to be noted that a complex medical history or treatment plan will require further evaluation and may require a second or third appointment to provide the treatment that is necessary for your particular situation. That will be done on another day.
It is important
that you provide the following information at the time of
your first visit:
1) A referral slip from your dentist (f your dentist supplies you with a referral slip) You must bring this with you.
2) Any medical and dental insurance forms.
3) A list of medications that you may be taking
4) A primary care referral from your physician regarding such things as tumors, benign tumors, biopsy procedures, etc.
5) If surgery is anticipated, for local anesthesia we suggest that you have something to eat. If however, it is for general anesthesia, you should not eat or drink for at least six to eight hours before surgery. Further details %re provided elsewhere in this web site.
6) It is important that you must make arrangements to be driven home if you have general anesthesia. Further instructions are provided elsewhere in the web site.
7) You should bring x-rays from a dentist which may aid us in the determination of your problem and be aware that we may take our own x-rays.
8) It is very important that all patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
9) It is important that you alert the office staff prior to your surgery on special conditions that you may have, i.e., taking of Coumadin which is a blood thinner, diabetes, high blood pressure, seizure disorder, liver disease, bleeding disorder, artificial valves and joints, rheumatic fever. Are you taking any medications including high doses of aspirin or immunosuppressive drugs, Prednisone, anticoagulant therapy or antiviral drugs
10) It is important to alert our office to special needs such as mental or physical handicaps. This is important so that we may attempt to provide a reasonable accommodation.
Finally, it is imperative that your dentist mail or send us x-rays if they have been taken, or you may pick them up yourself and bring them to our office. Additional films may be necessary in our office and they will be taken in our office.
Please call us at 617-628-8000 for an
appointment or any answers to your questions.