Before you have any type of oral or maxillofacial surgical procedure, you have a comprehensive consultation with your surgeon. Stanislaus Oral Surgery and Implantology, in Fairfield, California, offer consultations to ensure your surgeon knows everything about you before your procedure and to allow you to ask questions and get the information you need. Call Stanislaus Oral Surgery and Implantology or schedule your consultation online today.
Why do I need an oral surgery consultation?
Your consultation is an opportunity for you and your surgeon to discuss your condition and any other health issues before your surgery takes place. It ensures your safety by giving the surgeon an opportunity to learn about the medications you take and other health conditions that could affect your procedure. They provide customized advice to help you prepare for your operation.
Your consultation is also a chance for you to ask questions about your condition and the procedure. For example, you may have questions about anesthesia or what to expect while you recover. The doctors at Stanislaus Oral Surgery and Implantology want you to have the information you need to feel empowered about your health care.
* Patient’s must have a referral slip from their general dentist. Once you bring that to our office, our doctor examines the treatment being recommended. We work closely with your general dentist to meet all of the the recommended dental needs.
How should I prepare for an oral surgery consultation?
Before your consultation, make a list of all of the medications and supplements you take, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements. You should also make sure you have your ID and insurance card.
You may also want to prepare a list of questions. In the middle of a conversation, it’s easy to forget about some questions and keeping a list ensures that you get the information you want.
What happens during a consultation?
During your oral surgery consultation, you discuss your condition with your surgeon. They may examine your teeth, gums, jaw, face, and neck. They may also take X-rays or run other tests to gather up-to-date information about your health. They also ask about any medications or supplements you take regularly and any other health conditions.
After your exam, your surgeon tells you about the necessary procedure. They give you advice on what to expect and how to take care of yourself while you recover. You should take this opportunity to ask questions and get information and advice from your surgeon.