Many people lead busy lives and would not mind skipping or forgoing one less important appointment to save time and money. But of all dental appointments, which one would you say is less important? Perhaps a dental visit for consultation with the dentist seems the less significant of all dental visits. But wait, before skipping that consultation, you need to know what the visit involves. You will find that the consultation part of your visits is almost as vital as any other visit.
Why Consultation Is Crucial
A consultation is paramount even if a dental procedure or treatment is simple and undemanding. You may have medical conditions that a dentist needs to be aware of. These conditions would determine the planning of your procedure and treatment. Most oral surgery treatments are a bit complex because they involve making incisions underneath the gums, which cannot be seen. You need an evaluation and X-rays so that the oral surgeon is able to deliver the best outcomes.
What A Consultation Entails
A consultation provides an opportunity for the dentist to know much about you. The surgeon looks at your health to see if you have any problems. The medications you take also help understand your health status. Things like medical conditions, for instance, diabetes and high blood pressure, or medications like blood thinners can influence the design of your treatment plan for wisdom teeth removal, teeth extractions, dental implant placement, and bone grafting among other procedures.
Also, during the consultation appointment, the dental surgery specialist discusses the various sedation techniques with you to see, which one to use. It is during this time that the dentist will provide you with pre-op information such as avoiding foods and drinks and getting someone to drive you home once the surgery is completed. Contact us to learn more about consultation visits and why they are so much important when seeking surgical procedures.