Oral Surgery Appointment
Your initial appointment is a very important step. We will provide personalized attention, and make your visit as comfortable as possible. Be forthcoming about your medical history, drugs and supplements you take. Your safety depends on it. Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). Do not hesitate to ask questions about anything that is not clear to you. Dr. Bouchoucha wants you to understand and be comfortable with the treatment you receive.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing surgery. Based on your medical history and diagnosis, Dr. Bouchoucha will discuss your treatment options and finalize with you your treatment plan. Anesthesia options will also be discussed. You will then be appointed for surgical treatment on another day. This will allow us to take the necessary medical precautions to ensure your safety.
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 medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
If you are undergoing IV sedation/general anesthesia, please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to stay in the office during your procedure and to drive you home.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.