Your initial visit is very important for Dr. Armanious to review your medical history, discuss your proposed treatment recommended by your dentist and review all treatment options and surgical questions. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day for simple procedures requiring local anesthesia only (numbing medicine). However, a complex medical history or a more involved treatment plan may require a second appointment to provide treatment on another day where more surgical time is scheduled for the procedure.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your first visit:
- 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 if you haven’t submitted them electronically to our practice ahead of time. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the initial visit.
A preoperative evaluation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them directly to our office, otherwise please bring a hard copy to our office. If additional films are necessary they can be taken at our