Oral Surgeon

Consultation Oral surgeon

Whether you’re in need of wisdom teeth removal, bone grafting, dental implants, corrective jaw surgery or any other oral or maxillofacial procedure, you might not be looking forward to your first consultation. And that’s OK — many people become anxious at the idea of visiting an oral surgeon.

If you’re feeling nervous, knowing what will happen during your appointment can help put your mind at ease. Here’s a general look at how consultations go here at Orchard Road Dental Practice

Medical and Oral Health History

Your dentist likely sent over a referral, but your oral surgeon will want more specific information about your current and past oral health issues. You’ll also be asked for a complete medical history, including details on drug allergies, previous surgeries and current health conditions. The treatment team will also need to know about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you take.

Be thorough, as the medical and oral health information you provide is crucial to planning your treatment, minimizing potential risks and avoiding surgical complications.

Examination and Diagnostic Imaging

Next, your oral surgeon will perform an examination, visually inspecting your mouth, teeth, gums and jaw to better understand your oral health situation.

You may also need diagnostic imaging tests, as X-rays and CT scans provide clear, three-dimensional pictures that are quite helpful in planning and performing oral and maxillofacial procedures. Your surgeon may also require a dental impression of one or both jaws, which simply involves you biting down on a special tray for a few minutes.

Treatment Plan Discussion

Once your oral surgeon has all the diagnostic information, they’ll decide what approach to take for your treatment.

You’ll sit down with your surgeon to discuss the details, including how to prepare for your procedure and what you can expect the recovery to be like. At this point, you’ll also go over your sedation and anesthesia options. Complex oral and maxillofacial surgeries may require general anesthesia, but in most cases, patients are able to choose the sedation method they prefer.

The professional team at Orchard Road Dental Practice wants you to feel confident about your upcoming treatment. We’ve been helping patients and we look forward to restoring the health and beauty of your smile.

To learn more about the treatment team at Orchard Road Dental Practice or to schedule an oral surgeon consultation, contact us today.

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