Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. In most cases, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
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 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit and for surgery.
Please have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to stay in the clinic and to drive you home.
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 medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays within a certain time frame, 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. For implant case exams, x-rays will be taken at our practice due to needing diagnostic measuring tools within our x-ray machine software. Additionally, in the Tupelo and Corinth offices, when determining if you are a candidate for implants and for certain other procedures, it is a possibility that a 3D CT SCAN will be taken in order to determine the proper treatment for your case. In the event that a 3D CT SCAN is taken there will be an additional charge. We will file to any insurance if at all possible.