Anytime you are having oral surgery, and you should ask as many questions as you can think about when you come in for your consultation. During this appointment, we will go over your case, and you will probably get a set of x-rays, so our surgeon can evaluate your condition. We will go over our findings and explain why there is a need for surgery.
Ask As Questions Before Oral Surgery
Asking questions will put you at ease regarding the procedure. People get anxious when they hear they need surgery and want to know why they need the procedure and how long the recovery will be. Here are some questions you may not think about to ask our oral surgeon.
- How many years of experience does our surgeon have?
- Is he or her a board certified, maxillofacial surgeon?
- What is the success rate of our surgeon?
- Is our surgeon certified in anesthesiology?
- Does our surgeon perform surgeries at the hospital and are they in good standing with that facility?
- Will you be performing the surgery?
- Does our surgeon call me after the surgery to see how I’m feeling?
- Will I get the surgeon’s personal cell phone, so I can contact him or her with any concern?
- What is the surgeon’s resuscitation protocol in case of an emergency during surgery?
- How long will my recovery take and what can I expect?
- Can you explain why I need this surgery and how I will benefit from it?
These are all critical questions, and some are related to our office’s track record. If you want additional information or testimonials from staff or patients who have used our services, please don’t hesitate to ask.
We are happy to answer any concerns, so you feel completely at ease during your oral surgery. If you go home and think of other questions, make sure you call us or stop by before your procedure.