Your First Visit to Our Oral Surgery Practice
On your first visit to Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, you may be wondering what to expect and what to bring with you. This page contains all the information you need before arriving at one of our office locations. At Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, we are proud to offer excellent service and care in the area of oral maxillofacial and implant surgery. Our surgeons are highly trained and experienced, with years in the field and a reputation for personable, individualized care. You can have every confidence knowing that your care is in our hands! Keep reading to learn more about what to expect on your first visit to a Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery center.
At Your Initial Consultation
When you call Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, we'll arrange a consultation appointment for you. During this consultation, our doctors will explain your diagnosis and proposed treatment.
- Please note that if you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian will need to be present at the appointment.
- Please prepare for your consultation by gathering the following items / information to bring with you:
- A complete list of all medications you are taking at this time, prescription and non-prescription
- If applicable, your surgical referral documents and X-rays
- A photo ID
- Dental & Medical insurance cards (please note some dental insurances may not supply a physical card)
- You can complete your new patient paperwork online by clicking here.
In some cases, your procedure may be performed at this time. In many cases, however, we will need to arrange an appointment at a later date, as an initial evaluation will be required. This is especially true in cases involving complicated medical histories or complex treatments.
On the Surgery Day: What to Expect
If you suffer from any medical condition that could affect you during surgery—such as diabetes, artificial heart valves / joints, or high blood pressure—please let your doctor know. Also be sure to inform our office of any medications you may be taking. This includes, but is not limited to, anticoagulants, aspirin, heart medications, and more.
Before any procedure, we require a pre-operative consultation and full physical exam. If you will be undergoing a procedure that involves IV sedation / general anesthesia, you will need to abstain from all food and drinks for at least eight hours before the procedure. You will also need to arrange for post-surgery transportation. Full instructions can be found here.
X-Rays from Your Dentist / Doctor
If you have X-rays from your dentist or doctor, we encourage you to have them forwarded to us ahead of time. If it is close to your consultation / surgery and you are concerned the X-rays won't arrive at our office in time, you can retrieve them from your dentist / doctor and bring them in yourself. If we need more X-rays in order to move forward with treatment, we can take them in our office.
If you have questions before your appointment, or if you would like to arrange a consultation with a St. Louis oral surgeon, request an appointment anytime!