First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Oral Surgery procedures are usually performed on a separate visit, but occasionally surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation for simple procedures. However, a complex medical history or complex treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.  We understand some of you may be traveling long distances or have busy work schedules.  We want you to know that we understand this and will make an effort to accommodate you as long as it is within our means and safe to do so.  Sometimes your condition may require other studies like CT scans, blood work, medical consultations, or insurance pretreatment verification.   Your surgeon may suggest, or you may feel you should be sedated prior to your procedure.  If you feel this may be the case, please read the 
”Before IV sedation” section below prior to your initial consult if you are scheduled as a same day consult and surgery.  If there is any question regarding this please call our office and speak to one of our Patient Care Specialists.

If you are moving into the area please ask your former dentist or health care provider to send a copy of your records so we may have those at the initial visit.  

When you come for your initial visit please arrive 20 min early to fill out paperwork or you can arrive 10 minutes early and fill it out ahead of time by filling it out online, printing it out and filling it out by hand.  You can find these forms under the patient registration section, or by clicking here.

To expedite your visit, please remember to bring the following things to your initial appointment:

  1. Valid driver’s license
  2. Medical and dental insurance information if applicable
  3. Referral form from your dentist if given.
  4. List of current medications
  5. X-rays or CT scans given to you from your dentist or referring provider or emailed by your provider.
  6. All decision makers for your treatment
  7. A parent or legal guardian if under 18


If you need antibiotics prior to dental work please take them as prescribed.  If you are not sure if you need antibiotics please contact your doctor prior to your visit.  We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that Lafayette Oral Surgery provides many types of dental and medical services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays.   If you we are running behind we will let you know your expected wait time on arrival.  We appreciate your understanding and patience.