Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit and be present during the entire treatment appointment.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
We ask that you contact your general dentist to request recent (within 6 months) x-rays (bitewing and PA) be sent to our office electronically at [email protected] If your dentist does not send requested x-rays by your appointment day we will take a bitewing and PA at our facility. Dr. Tolba may need to take a CBCT scan of the tooth you are being referred for. The CBCT produces a 3-D image of the tooth and is taken on a case by case basis. Dr. Tolba utilizes the 3-D image to diagnose, get a more detailed image of the anatomy of your tooth and is a standard of care in our office.