Your initial appointment usually will consist of an examination and review of your treatment options. Usually, treatment can be done or started 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.
One-Day-Teeth™ patients need a considerable amount of preoperative planning. Both Dr. Whitesides will evaluate you to listen to you desires and expectations for the surgery and prosthesis respectively. Photos, models, and a three-dimensional CBCT scan are important part of the preoperative planning and are necessary for Dr. Whitesides to provide you with an accurate and reliable treatment plan.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Any x-rays taken by a previous dentist, if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to treatment (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., 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 x-rays are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.
THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONE BEAM SCAN
To properly plan most cases, Dr. Whitesides must have the best possible radiographic information in the form of a three-dimensional CT scan or (CBCT).
The CBCT is a safe and advanced technology which will provide Dr. Whitesides with a high degree of anatomic tooth to properly plan and execute your case. The high tech data obtained with a CBCT allows the doctors to forecast your surgical treatment plan to provide for minimal possible complications and increase the opportunity for success of the dental implants and the prosthesis.
Dr. Whitesides can arrange for you to obtain your CBCT prior to your visit. Simply call the office to make such arrangements.