Initial consultation includes oral exam, dental x-ray, and thorough question/answer with the doctor. Please make sure to bring BOTH medical and dental insurance information since oral surgery procedures can be either medical or dental in nature. A dentist’s referral letter is preferred but not necessary. Most of the routine procedures can be performed at the same visit if requested. However, other procedures e.g. impacted wisdom teeth, general anesthesia/ IV sedation, orthodontic tooth exposure, and apicoectomy may need to have prior authorization depends on your insurance policy.
IV sedation/General Anesthesia Instruction
Office based anesthesia is a very serious but safe procedure. We follow the same guidelines very strictly as recommended by hospital based anesthesia. Every anesthesia case must have consultation with the doctor prior to administration. Depends on your health condition, some cases may need medical consultation and other cases may need to be referred to hospital.
- NO eating/drinking for 6 hours
- Must be accompanied by a responsible adult
- No active respiratory or other recent illness
- NO driving motor vehicle is allowed for 24 hours after anesthesia
- NO pregnancy
- No nursing for 72 hours after anesthesia
Post Surgery Instruction
Every surgery is capable of producing pain, bleeding, and swelling afterward. There is always a small chance of infection. We are strived to minimize these discomforts to all our patients. Doctor is accessible 24/7 to our established patients with a phone call. Follow up appointments are given to all procedures except for routine extractions, but all are welcome to return for check up anytime. You will receive a written post-op instruction before discharged from office.