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Questions & Answers

Do you accept my insurance?

We participate with many insurance providers.

How early should I arrive to my appointment?

Patient paperwork can be filled out before you arrive in our office. If registration paperwork is completed, please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early. If you would like to fill out your paperwork at the office, please arrive 30 minutes early.

Will medical insurance cover wisdom teeth removal?

Many medical insurance plans have coverage for impacted wisdom teeth. Each plan is unique, however, so if you provide your insurance information ahead of time and we are able to check your coverage and provide you with an estimate of what the procedure will cost.

What is the difference between ‘impacted’ wisdom teeth and ‘erupted’ wisdom teeth?

Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars located at the back of the mouth that do not have enough room to emerge or develop normally. Erupted wisdom teeth are teeth that have broken through the gum tissue and are visible in the mouth.

What is IV sedation?

IV sedation can provide for a safe, comfortable alternative to local anesthetic while undergoing oral surgery procedures. The doctor waits to begin the procedure until the patient is comfortable sleeping. From there, they monitor and deliver medications as needed throughout the procedure.

Can I brush my teeth before I have IV sedation?

Absolutely, however be sure to follow diet restrictions, such as not consuming any water. Learn more.

Why do we insist on nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to procedure with IV sedation?

The sedation medications produce a decreased gag reflex which reduces the ability to keep contents in the stomach. Stomach contents that move into the throat may be inhaled (aspirated) and could be fatal. We require no food or drink, gum, or even mints before your appointment for these reasons. Learn more.

How do you deliver IV sedation?

We begin by placing the patient on monitors (EKG, blood pressure, oxygen via nasal cannula, pulse oximetry) to ensure their safety. An IV will then be started in the patient’s arm by their doctor or registered nurse. The sedation medications are specifically managed by the surgeon for each patient in relation to their health conditions and procedure being performed. The patient typically drifts to sleep within two minutes of receiving medications. The doctor waits to begin the procedure until the patient is comfortably sleeping. The medications are delivered and monitored throughout the procedure by the doctor. Learn more.

How long will my procedure last?

The length of your procedure will depend on the procedure taking place. On average, you can plan on being in the office a total of 1.5-2 hours. This time frame accounts for consultation, the procedure, and recovery time. If you are coming in for only a consultation, we estimate 30 minutes. Be sure to ask our staff about your specific appointment when scheduling so you can plan accordingly.

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