Sometimes the thought of going to a Utah oral surgeon can be a little anxiety-provoking,but we are here to help new patients have a great experience and get the treatment and attention you need to feel confident about your oral health.
The initial appointment with Dr. Greg A. Roberts will be a consultation to diagnose and explain the procedures necessary to complete treatment. Most surgeries can be performed the same day as consultation. If medical history is complex, the treatment plan requires several visits or authorization from insurance is needed a consultation will be required.
Please provide us the following information when at your first visit:
- Written surgical referral and x-ray if provided by referring dentist if applicable.
Referrals can be faxed to 801-479-9078 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- List of any medications
- Provide any medical or dental insurance information
*Patients under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
When you arrive please be prepared to fill out some initial patient paperwork. This will include basic contact information, oral health treatment history, prior dental work, prior surgeries, medical history, current and past medications, and information about your current condition and your expectations for treatment.
Please bring along information about your dental insurance plan and provider so we can file insurance claims quickly and efficiently.
Review of Your Medical History
Our Utah oral surgeons, like any other surgeons, will need to know your medical history to ensure a safe and effective procedure. Before undergoing wisdom teeth removal in Ogden or any other similar procedure, it’s important that you discuss:
- Current medical conditions and ongoing treatments
- Current and previous medications
- Over-the-counter medications and supplements that you are taking
- Surgical history
- Dental treatment history and recent x-rays
- Lifestyle habits that might impact the success of the procedure or your ability to heal after the surgery, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, or recreational drug use
Finally, our oral surgeons will likely want to perform an evaluation during your first visit. In most cases it will be a quick inspection without invasive treatment, and may include x-rays and a visual inspection of your mouth, teeth, head, neck, and jaw.
Creating a Successful Surgery Plan
Your first visit is an important part of creating the right surgery plan for your specific condition and oral health needs. Whether it’s a simple wisdom teeth removal in Utah or you plan to have more extensive surgical work done, your first visit as a new patient will help you understand the entire process and be prepared for a successful surgery.
Please alert the medical staff of any health history or conditions that could impact your surgery during this discussion.