What to Expect
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Completed registration forms
- If completed online, there is no need to bring a copy
- Driver’s License or other form of ID
- Medical insurance and dental insurance cards
- List of medications
- List of any questions or concerns
Patient paperwork can be filled out before you arrive in our office. If you have already completed your registration paperwork online, please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early. If you would prefer to fill out your paperwork at the office, please arrive 30 minutes early.
Many medical insurance plans do have coverage for impacted wisdom teeth. If you provide your insurance information ahead of time and we will check your levels of coverage under that plan for you.
Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars located at the back of the mouth that do not have enough room to emerge or develop normally—they will not resolve on their own without surgical intervention. Erupted wisdom teeth are teeth that have broken through the gum tissue and are visible in the mouth.
IV sedation is used in place of a local anesthetic while undergoing oral surgery procedures. It is a form of anesthesia often described as a twilight sleep. You will not feel pain and likely will not remember anything about the procedure
Sedation medications reduce the ability to keep contents in the stomach. Stomach contents that move into the throat may be inhaled and could be fatal. For these reasons, we require no food or drink, gum, or even mints before your appointment.
IV sedation is often used with local anesthetic while undergoing oral surgery procedures. It is a form of anesthesia often described as a twilight sleep and is very comfortable. You will not feel pain and likely will not remember anything about the procedure.
The length of your procedure will depend on the procedure taking place. You can plan on being in the office an average of 1.5-2 hours. This accounts for consultation, the procedure, and recovery time. Consultations typically take approximately 30 minutes. Be sure to ask our staff about your specific appointment when scheduling so you can plan accordingly.
Do you have a question not listed above? Contact us at 303.806.8600 to get your additional questions answered or to request an appointment.