NEW PATIENTS

We welcome you to our practice.

Choosing a Specialist
is a best choice for your oral surgery needs.

Our staff are carefully chosen, experienced,
qualified and caring to ensure Exceptional Care.

To learn about your FIRST VISIT, please read below.
You’ll find helpful information about what to expect.



~ APPOINTMENTS ~

For patients who are in pain,
every effort is made to see you the same day.

~ Please call as early in the day as possible. ~

Consultation appointments can be worked in most days.

We also offer a call list to fill short-notice cancellations.

~ Please scroll down to learn more. ~

Being prepared for your appointment will allow us to provide
the best possible care for you.

WHAT TO BRING:

Before a procedure, an x-ray is needed to aid in diagnosis and treatment and to help determine tooth position in relation to nerves, sinuses and other teeth. If you have had an x-ray taken at another office, please arrange for it to be emailed or mailed in time for your appointment, or you can pick up a copy to bring with you. If you do not have an x-ray, we will need to take one when you arrive.

  • Bring your x-ray if you have one.
  • Bring a photo ID and your insurance card if you have coverage.
  • Patients younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Bring or be prepared to provide a list of all your medications.
  • It is important to indicate any medical conditions you have in your health history.
  • If unable to keep your appointment, kindly provide notice so someone in pain may have the time.

If you are scheduled for removal of teeth and need to take pain medication it is recommended that you take acetaminophen (Extra Strength Tylenol) because it does not have the blood-thinning properties of aspirin (such as Goody's) and ibuprofen (such as Advil and Motrin) and is the best over-the-counter pain reliever to take 5-7 days prior to oral surgery.

We strive to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting,
however, Dr. Redford allows each patient the time needed to feel comfortable
whether with consultation or a procedure.
And sometimes unforeseen circumstances take longer than anticipated.
We appreciate your understanding.



MINOR SURGERY – SAME-DAY APPOINTMENTS

For those patients seeking minor oral surgery, such as extraction of one to several teeth with local anesthetic (numbing medicine) or a biopsy, we will schedule your appointment to talk with Dr. Redford and also reserve enough time for the extraction/s or biopsy the same day. You will meet Dr. Redford and have time for all your questions or concerns to be discussed prior to the procedure.

If you are taking more than a few medications, bring a list of those you are currently taking, and be certain to indicate on the health history any and all health problems or conditions you may have so that Dr. Redford can provide the best and safest care for you.

If you are having only local anesthetic (numbing of the area) with or without nitrous oxide, (a short-acting gas that helps you feel relaxed) be sure to eat something—such as breakfast or lunch—before you arrive.

If there are no prohibiting health concerns and you choose to have only local anesthetic with or without nitrous oxide, you may have your extraction/s or biopsy during this appointment.

However, if your blood pressure is too high or you have significant medical problems, your procedure may need to be postponed until your blood pressure is within an acceptable range and/or your physician has cleared you for the procedure.



CONSULTATION APPOINTMENTS

[for more extensive surgery and/or sedation or general anesthesia]

For patients who are planning multiple extractions or removal of impacted wisdom teeth with sedation or general anesthesia, a consultation appointment before the day of surgery is strongly recommended. Most patients choose to have sedation or general anesthesia for these procedures.

It is recommended by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that you have an opportunity to meet and talk with Dr. Redford at least 24 hours prior to your procedure with anesthesia. By request, this consultation may be scheduled the same day as the procedure provided you are healthy with no prohibiting medical probems.

This consultation visit allows a relaxed setting where you may have all your questions answered and any concerns addressed that you may have about your procedure. Dr. Redford will explain your procedure and will review your health history for anesthesia. He will discuss your options with you to determine the best anesthesia option for you.

In addition, you will be given pre-operative instructions on how to prepare and plan for your procedure, such as what to have on hand to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.

Your recovery experience will depend on the procedure you are having, your general state of health, and how your body responds, as different body types will respond differently. You will be given post-operative instructions that are very comprehensive, yet easy to understand. They include answers to the questions most frequently asked by patients through the years. Closely following the instructions will provide your best recovery.

Once again, please indicate on the Health History if you are taking an anticoagulant (blood-thinner) or have any significant medical problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart condition, artificial valves or joints, etc. It is important that Dr. Redford knows your complete medical status before your surgery to ensure that no potential problem is overlooked that could compromise your well-being and/or cause complications during or after your surgery.



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