Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Mekhail and Wolf manage a wide variety of problems relating to the Mouth, Teeth and Facial Region. The doctors practice a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from Oral Pathology to Corrective Jaw Surgery and Wisdom Teeth Removal. They can also diagnose and treat Facial Injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of Dental Implant procedures.
The staff at Northwest Oral Surgeons is trained in assisting with IV Sedation and General Anesthesia within our certified office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
The surgical staff at Northwest Oral Surgeons are experienced oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV Sedation and surgery. All staff are CPR certified and are informed administrative personnel, well versed in health and insurance policies.
An initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Single tooth extractions and some multiple extractions can sometimes be done the first time we see you. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. This also helps us assist you in determining your full insurance benefits.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
||Your surgical referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
||A list of medications you are presently taking and diseases or conditions with which you have been diagnosed.
||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.
IMPORTANT: a parent or guardian must accompany all patients under the age of 18 years of age at the consultation visit.
If you are planning on having an IV anesthetic, please have nothing to eat or drink for the 6 hours prior to your surgery. You will also need a responsible adult to drive you home.
Please alert the office, prior to surgery, if you have any medical conditions (i.e. asthma, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) If you have been directed by your physician to stop taking certain medications prior to this please inform the surgeon, otherwise your oral surgeon will advise you on which medications to take. Most medications taken chronically should be continued during surgery and can be taken prior to general anesthesia with a minimal amount of water.
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. 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.