Your First Visit to an Oral Surgeon

The first visit to our oral surgery office is your opportunity to become acquainted with our staff, services, and our office procedures. We utilize this time to listen to your concerns, confirm diagnosis, and inform you of your options for treatment. In most cases, the first visit is for consultation purposes only, and treatment will be scheduled for a later date and time.

Depending on the nature of your visit, we may require digital imaging scans or lab work to assist in our treatment planning process.

Did you know you may be able to reduce the amount of paperwork you have to complete in our office on your first visit? Medical history and consent forms can take several minutes to fill out, increasing the time spent in the waiting room. Instead of waiting until the day of your appointment, contact our office to find out how you can obtain this paperwork ahead of your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to be seen by a oral surgeon?

When you are referred for treatment by a dentist or physician, we require a referral. This helps us better communicate with your provider and helps us ensure any treatment we provide does not interfere with a treatment plan in place by an existing provider. In some cases, referrals are also required for certain types of insurance policies.

What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

Please arrive at your first visit with your medical or dental insurance card, driver’s license, and your referral slip. If possible, please also plan to bring any x-rays you may have pertaining to the reason for your visit or have your referring provider forward them to our office. If applicable, make a list of all medications you are taking and their dosage, and bring it with you to your first visit. Children under age 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all appointments.

Will I need to pay for my treatment at my first visit?

We have a very helpful staff, including knowledgeable payment and insurance coordinators who are happy to work with you regarding your options for payment. In many cases, oral surgery and other maxillofacial procedures are covered under insurance benefits. We accept many forms of insurance and are happy to file claims on your behalf. We also accept many different forms of in-office payment, including cash, credit and payment from HSA and FSA accounts.


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Advantages of Digital Dental Impression Technology

Dental impressions have been an essential part of dental procedures for decades, allowing dentists to accurately and precisely create restorations and orthodontic appliances. However, traditional dental impression techniques have their limitations, including inaccuracies, discomfort for the patient, and time-consuming processes. With the advancements in technology, dental impressions can now be taken digitally, improving the accuracy, efficiency, and comfort for the patient. In this blog post, we will discuss digital dental impression technology and its advantages.

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How to Adapt to Your New Dentures

Adjusting to life with dentures can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time wearing them. But you don’t need to worry — with some patience and practice, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your new teeth in no time. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the basics of what it takes to adjust to your dentures so that you can start smiling confidently again. From how long it typically takes for a person’s mouth and gums to get used to their new teeth, learning how diet choices affect how well they fit, as well as finding helpful support from fellow denture-wearers along the way – we cover all of this and more!

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The Ins and Outs of Inlays and Onlays

If you’re like many people, you may not know the differences between inlays and onlays and when each is used. Whether you need one or both of these treatments—or neither at all—will depend upon your specific dental needs. We want to make sure that everyone understands what exactly an inlay or onlay does for their teeth, so here’s everything you need to know about these restorative procedures.

Happy Dentist's Day

Happy Dentist’s Day

Happy National Dentist’s Day! Today is a day to celebrate all the hardworking dentists out there who help us keep our teeth clean and healthy. Whether you love going to the dentist or not, we should all be thankful for the expert care they provide. Dentistry is an important part of health care, and regular dental exams are key to maintaining good oral and overall health. Thanks for reading and celebrating National Dentist’s Day with our dentists!


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