Most patients, especially those in pain or who are really busy with their everyday lives, understandably want to have their surgery consultation and treatment on the same day. So is a separate appointment for a consultation really needed?
Treatments such as a simple tooth extraction may be done the same day as the consultation, but most surgical treatments are too complex and require a carefully developed treatment plan, so a separate consultation appointment is important.
Common oral surgery treatments include complex tooth extractions such as wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting and periodontal surgery.
During your initial consultation, our dentists will evaluate your oral health, take and review your medical history, and will typically take some x-rays and discuss treatment options given your oral and financial circumstances. A treatment plan will be put together which may require multiple visits over a specified period of time, and our dentist will discuss the treatment plan with you so you know what to expect.
If you're taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, you may be advised to talk to your doctor first. We may even need to order special dental materials specifically for your treatment that we don't always have on hand.
From the treatment plan, you can also check your with your health fund what benefit amount will be paid, so you know your expected out-of-pocket expense.
An appointment or multiple appointments will then be scheduled, ensuring there's ample time to complete the surgical treatment.
Complex dental procedures such as surgical treatment require planning and preparation, so a pre-surgery consultation will ensure your treatment will be done safely.
Thinking that you may need surgical dental treatment? Our dentist will discuss the best treatment for you. Book a consultation appointment now!