New Patients of Northeast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Inc.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed on the same day as the consultation appointment as long as there are no contraindications to treatment and the treatment is performed using local anesthesia. However, a complex medical history or complex treatment plan will require an evaluation at your first visit and a second appointment for surgery.
At the initial appointment, Bruce A. Fraser, DDS, MS will discuss with you the procedure they will perform, explain any risks or possible complications with the procedure, and answer all questions you may have. It is our intention to help you understand your anticipated surgery and alleviate any preoperative anxiety you might have.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation appointment:
- 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 all necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to process your claims.
- Your current driver’s license or photo ID. If your current residence address is not printed on your ID, then bring your utility bill or other correspondence that displays your current address. If the patient is a minor, then a parent or guardian is required to provide the listed information.
IMPORTANT: All patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation appointment, physical examination, and review of your current medication list is mandatory for all patients interested in having Conscious IV Sedation or General Anesthesia for anxiety control during surgery.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (heart medications, aspirin, blood thinners, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you should 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 office at an additional charge. Teeth displaced within the jaw are difficult to examine with conventional dental x rays. We often use a 3-D digital radiograph to provide an overall view of both the upper and lower jaws and the relationship of the teeth to the adjacent blood vessel or nerve, as well as the sinus cavity. We do accept Panorex x-rays taken by your general dentist if they are of acceptable quality and have been taken within 1 year of your surgery.