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 and any x-rays if applicable (SEE BELOW).
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
- If you need assistance, please call our Jackson office: John W. Crowder, D.D.S.,P.C. Phone Number (731) 660-7799.
If you have any questions about your office consult, please call our office: John W. Crowder, D.D.S.,P.C. Phone Number (731) 660-7799. You may also pre-register for your first appointment by using our secure online Patient Registration system.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and clinical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office if you are pregnant or 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 medication. In particular, it is of vital importance that you notify us if you have ever received Zometa or Aredia, which are usually given in conjunction with chemotherapy for cancer.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office before the day of your consultation. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary they can be taken at our facility.