During your initial consultation, one of our surgeons will walk you through the best possible treatment recommendations to satisfy your needs. We know that no two patients are alike and we always listen carefully to all your concerns; we are happy to answer all questions in detail before and after treatment. Our objective is to make you feel as comfortable and safe with receiving the chosen treatment as we feel in recommending and performing it.
At Seaforth Oral Surgery, we take pride in establishing a relationship that prioritizes the compassionate care of our patients.
Our priorities are to make you feel as comfortable and as safe as possible during your treatment. We will thoroughly assess your clinical situation and attempt to fully understand your goals in order to allow us to achieve results you can count on.
Now that you know more about our raison d’être and our missions, we would like to share with you what to expect and how to prepare for your initial consultation.
What to expect
When you first visit our office, we will ask you to complete a medical questionnaire. This form can also be completed on-line patient registration form. At Seaforth Oral Surgery, we ensure the privacy and confidentiality of our patients and their personal information.
During this 30-45 minute visit at our clinic, expect to meet members of our professional & experienced team as well as the surgeon that you have been referred to. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will get to meet you and familiarize him or herself with your medical information.
Part of this examination may involve taking x-rays (radiographs) and photographs of your mouth or facial anatomy. This information is required to diagnose your condition and to allow us to recommend a treatment plan that will suit your needs and preferences. Those x-rays and photographs are very important for the planning and performance of the surgical treatment. They also are a crucial part in assessing/predicting the progress of your healing post-treatment.
In addition, during your initial consultation, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will share with you information regarding treatment costs, insurance coverage and information regarding safety and complications.
How to prepare
Good communication is essential. We cordially invite you to take this opportunity to ask questions to your oral and maxillofacial surgeon and express any of your concerns. In order to better prepare for your first appointment, we strongly encourage you to bring the following:
- A list of questions, concerns, expectations
- Any special instructions from your referring dentist as well as copies or originals of X-rays. This will assist us in planning for the treatment you are considering or that you have decided to undergo.
- A list of any medications that you are presently taking
- Your patient registration which can be completed online: Patient Registration Form
We look forward to meeting with you soon!
Important note: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.