Oral Surgery: What to expect at Your Initial Consultation

Team Oral Surgery

Choosing to undergo oral surgery is a big decision, and it is one that should not be taken lightly. If you are considering an OMS procedure, the first thing to do is to schedule a consultation appointment. Many patients are nervous about the consultation process, but by understanding what to expect, you can be better prepared for your first visit.

Patient Assessment

Planning the technical aspects of a surgical procedure, whether it is a fairly simple extraction or a complex dental implant placement procedure, is an exacting process that must be done with solid, first-hand information to ensure safety and accuracy. Having that first hand information means performing a hands-on examination, getting current x-rays or 3-D images, and taking a detailed personal health history.

Treatment Planning

Since no two patients are alike, a number of details will need to be considered and decisions made in order to devise an effective treatment plan for each one. Much of that planning requires input from the patient. For instance, deciding whether local or general anesthesia is the best option for a procedure is easier done with an idea of a patient’s pain tolerance and preferences. Involving patients in the planning process enhances safety, reducing risk of unpleasant surprises, as well as patient comfort, providing patients the opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions, ensuring that they know exactly what to expect during their procedure and how to best prepare for it.

Post Operative Instructions

Dr. Mohammad Erakat will have a list of post-operative care instructions for you, ensuring that you know how to care for yourself properly after your procedure. Following these instructions will greatly reduce your risk of complications. Doing that is easier when you have time to plan ahead, stocking up on soft foods, appropriate drinks and pain medications. Schedule Your Consultation If you are considering an oral surgery procedure like dental implants or a tooth extraction, a consultation is a great first step. Call Prestige Oral Surgery today at 732-297-7000.