For patients who are being referred for the removal of their wisdom teeth, the following will occur on your first office visit.
You will be evaluated and examined by doctor. A scout radiograph called a Panorex will be taken. This radiograph shows your wisdom teeth in relation to your entire jaw. It also shows the relationship of the roots of the teeth in question with regard to the nerve of the lower lip. This radiograph is required and mandatory. If your referring doctor has taken a recent Panorex within the last month and it is of good quality, a repeat radiograph will not be necessary.
Once evaluated, your treating doctor will go over the proposed surgery, discussing the risks and benefits of the removal of the teeth in question. In some situations, removal of the teeth cannot occur due to the possibility or risk of injury to the neurovascular canal which could result in either temporary or permanent loss of feeling to your lower lip. In any case, your doctor will go over all of this at your visit.
If you are considering the removal of the wisdom teeth immediately after the consultation, please refrain from eating or drinking anything for 8 hours prior to your surgery. You must make sure our office fully understands that you would like to have the teeth removed at that time.
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Here at Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center, we make every effort to provide you with both the finest care and convenient financial options.
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