Prepare for Your First Visit
Your first visit will be a consultation with Dr. Laggan. During this appointment, he will explain your diagnosis and treatment options. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, options for sedation, and recovery.
Sometimes, if the procedure is relatively simple, patients can have surgery the same day as the consultation.
For patients with a more complex medical history or treatment plan, two visits are needed — one for the evaluation and another for the procedure.
Before Your Consultation
Please email the following items to email@example.com before your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip.
- X-rays or CT images, if your dentist or doctor has given them to you.
- A list of all medications you are taking, including the dosages (you can bring the bottles if you prefer).
- Medical or dental insurance forms if you have insurance. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: By law, all patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
Preparing for Surgery
Before surgery with IV anesthesia, a consultation and physical examination are mandatory. During this exam, please be sure to tell your doctor about any medical conditions you may have, including diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc., and any medication you are taking, especially heart medications, aspirin, blood thinners, etc.
X-Rays and CT-Scans
If your dentist or physician has provided you with X-rays, please bring them with you. If additional images are necessary, they can be taken at our facility. The office uses digital X-ray and CT machines. We use CT scans (cranial cone-beam computed tomography) for highly accurate 3D images of the jaws, teeth, and facial bones for many dental procedures, including orthodontics, implants
Day of Surgery
On the day of your surgery, please do not eat or drink ANYTHING six hours before to your scheduled time. Arrange for an adult to drive you home as you will not be allowed to drive yourself.