Overview of Consultation Appointment
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Chau can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and determine if there are present or future potential problems. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. At the consultation appointment Dr. Chau will discuss with you if removal of the wisdom teeth is advised, the benefits and risks of treatment or no treatment, and the alternative treatments if available.
In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under either local anesthesia or sedation. Dr. Chau has the training, qualifications, and experience to provide various types of anesthesia. He generally recommends IV conscious sedation for patient comfort during removal of wisdom teeth.
What Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost And Is It Covered By Insurance?
The fee for your treatment is determined by a number of factors. These include the difficulty involved in removing your teeth and which type of anesthesia is best for you. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Chau will need to review your x-rays, complete an examination and determine the best option for anesthesia, before an accurate estimate can be provided. Every insurance company has a different policy regarding the extent of coverage for a given surgical procedure. Our staff will help you obtain the maximum insurance coverage for your treatment.
What If I Have Questions Before Surgery?
At the time of your consultation, your specific situation will be discussed in greater detail. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have. If new questions arise after your consultation, please call our office at Richmond Office Phone Number 604-248-5180.