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Tips for Preparing for an Oral Surgery Consultation

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Choosing to undergo oral surgery can be a significant and frightening decision. Fortunately, a compassionate oral surgeon can help put your mind at ease and prepare you for your procedure and what to expect along your road to recovery. If you plan on undergoing oral surgery, one of the most critical steps is scheduling a consultation with your surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon will work to address your concerns and make sure you are both on the same page regarding your health and comfort. 

Union City Oral Surgery Group’s specialists are committed to taking a patient-centric approach to every treatment plan. We use innovative, state-of-the-art technologies to provide you with personalized and pain-free care. Our experienced surgeons are ready to get to know you and your unique needs to develop a treatment plan that delivers the smile you deserve. 

5 Tips to Help You Prepare For Your Oral Surgery Consultation

Scheduling a surgery is a nerve-wracking experience, and many patients are nervous about their first surgery consultation. However, understanding what to expect can help you calm your nerves and ensure your consultation is as productive as possible. Before speaking to your oral surgeon, consider our five helpful tips below:

Be Prepared to Explain Your Issue

It is essential for your oral surgeon to understand the full extent of the problems you are hoping to resolve through surgery. Whether it’s severe jaw pain, impacted wisdom teeth, or a facial injury, it is important to discuss your symptoms and their impacts on your life. Additionally, explaining what your goals are for your recovery can help your surgeon personalize their treatment plan to fit your needs. 

Expect an Oral Exam and Diagnostic Imaging

At your consultation, your surgeon will thoroughly examine your teeth, mouth, and jaw to understand your condition. They will also review your past medical and dental records for any pertinent information they should be aware of before conducting surgery. Diagnostic imaging will also be performed to examine areas of your mouth and jaw not visible to the naked eye. 

Bring a List of Your Current Prescriptions

Depending on the type of procedure you need, you may need anesthesia to ensure your comfort. However, some medications cannot be mixed with some forms of sedation. Your doctor needs to know what you are taking so they can find the best sedation method for you. 

Expect to Fill Out Forms and Paperwork

To provide the best possible care, your surgeon must thoroughly understand your medical history. At your consultation, you’ll be asked to complete a series of forms that gives your doctor insight into your personal medical history, any relevant family history, and injuries or prior surgeries they need to be aware of before your procedure. 

Prepare a List of Questions

If you’re considering oral surgery, you likely have a million questions about the process. However, these questions can be easy to forget during your consultation. Bringing a list of questions can help you stay on track, get your questions answered, and get peace of mind before your procedure. 

Discuss Your Oral Health with a Skilled Oral Surgeon

At Union City Oral Surgery Group, we are committed to providing our patients with innovative treatment plans that prioritize their health and comfort. We understand the pain and discomfort you are experiencing and aim to get you back to a comfortable life as soon as possible. When you trust us with your oral health, you can expect to leave our office satisfied. To schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (201) 601-9262 or complete our contact form.