First Visit

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan may require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your surgical referral slip.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring documentation and insurance identification cards. This will save time, help you process any claims and minimize paying out of pocket.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit.

A preoperative consultation and dental examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink (including water) six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult attendant to remain in the office for the appointment/procedure and to drive you home.  We are unable to start any procedure without your adult attendant present in the office.

Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e. diabetes, bone density and heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).

Ready to Schedule Your Appointment? Call us at Hixson Implant & Oral Surgery Phone Number (423) 541-3300 or book your appointment online.

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X-Rays

If your dentist or physician has taken X-Rays you may request that they forward them to our office.  Our office also take our own X-Rays as a standard of care to ensure there is a current and correct X-Ray for the patient being treated.