What to Expect During Your Oral Surgery Consultation

 

photodune-6737163-dentist-appointment-xs-300x300Do you have an upcoming appointment scheduled with our oral surgeon? Perhaps you are exploring your treatment options for tooth loss or jaw surgery? An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) provides numerous treatments and services that help increase oral function and improve quality of life. If you have an upcoming appointment scheduled, following are some of the things you can expect from your consultation.

A Physical Examination

A consultation often involves a physical examination of the head and oral cavity. For instance, if you are inquiring about dental implants, diagnostics will need to be taken to evaluate the health of your jawbones. Dental implants are stabilized by bone and if there is not enough tissue, dental implants might fail. The examination part of a consultation is important for determining whether a person is a candidate for a particular procedure.

Questions about Your Medical History

During your appointment, our staff will ask you to fill out forms about your medical and dental history. Our OMS may ask questions about your general wellbeing and oral health as well. Many conditions affect the health of the oral cavity and can affect whether a certain procedure is right for a person’s needs.

Explanation of Treatment Options

After an examination and discussion about your needs, an OMS will give an explanation of your various options so that you know what to expect during treatment and also so that you can make an informed decision on your health.

Opportunities to Ask Questions

Your consultation is a great time to address concerns and ask questions. We recommend making a list of questions before your appointment so you don’t forget to ask something important to you. Our team is happy to answer our patients’ questions and address any potential concerns.

We are accepting new patients. Our practice provides treatments such as dental implant placement, grafting procedures, tooth extractions, treatment for facial trauma, and jaw surgery. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon, call Austin Oral Surgery at any of our convenient locations to reserve an appointment.