Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will 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 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for all patients but it is especially important for patients undergoing IV sedation and general anesthesia for surgery. For IV sedation or general anesthesia do not eat or drink anything for eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home. If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Vahadi prior to your surgical appointment for instructions.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, drug allergies, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, high blood pressure medications, anticoagulant therapy (blood thinners), insulin, steroids, bisphosphonates, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If your x-rays are in a digital format, you may request to have them e-mailed to our office at [email protected]. If you have x-ray films and there is not enough time to forward them, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.