Patient Information For Staten Island Oral Surgery In New York
Prepare for your first visit to the Staten Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery office with our comprehensive guide. We outline what to expect, necessary documents, and how we prioritize your comfort and well-being. Discover how our personalized approach to oral care begins from the moment you step into our office.
What Can I Expect From My First Visit?
During your initial consultation, your doctor will meet with you to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options. In some cases, surgery can be performed on the same day as the consultation. However, depending on your medical history and the complexity of your treatment plan, it may be necessary to schedule your procedure for a different day.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for all patients. If you are having IV sedation, please do not eat or drink 8 hours prior to your surgery. This excludes all daily medication which should be taken with a small sip of water. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please Assist Us By Providing The Following Information At The Time Of Your Consultation:
If your dentist or physician has taken X-rays, please request that they be forwarded to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. Additional films can be taken at our facility, if necessary.
Please alert the office if you have any medical conditions that may be of concern prior to surgery. These conditions include but are not limited to diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, or rheumatic fever. Also, please inform us of any medications you are currently taking, including heart medications, aspirin, or anticoagulant therapy medications.
Patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.