Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may 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 surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (ie, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (ie, heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary they can be taken at our facility.
Here at Front Range Oral Surgery, we have Cone Beam and 3D Imaging to provide the best possible images with far less radiation than traditional CT scanning. Additionally, Cone Beam 3D images can be stored digitally for future reference or for easy transfer between providers.
Cone Beam 3D Imaging takes images of the entire craniofacial structure and connective tissues. These images help Dr. Hinckley make plans for oral surgery or dental treatment, to ensure accuracy and precision. Specialized software generates a three-dimensional model of the jawbone to virtually plan the implant placement. This results in more accurate implant placement and requires much less chair time for you.
What should I expect from Cone Beam and 3D Imaging?
Your Cone Beam 3D Imaging experience should be quick, taking approximately 10 seconds to do a complete scan. The image produced will differ from traditional two-dimensional imaging, in that it will be a three-dimensional view of your entire head and face.
What should I expect after I’ve had a Cone Beam 3D scan?
Cone Beam scans are completely painless. There is no pre-scan consultation required or aftercare instructions.