Are consultations necessary?
Consultations are an essential part of quality care. During your consultation your surgery team will
Touch base with your referring doctor or physician as necessary
Outline your treatment options and anesthetic choices
Study your diagnostic materials and health history
Coordinate additional diagnostic records if required
Complete a thorough head and neck exam
Answer your questions
Review your estimated costs and discuss payment options
Explain your post-operative care
Submit an insurance prior authorization if indicated
Why do I need a new x-ray?
Oral conditions often change within a short period of time. Your treatment options are established based on your current radiographs. To assure accurate diagnosis and the best outcome, your radiographs must mirror your current situation. The Oral Surgery Center obtains radiographs only when necessary.
Do you take my insurance?
The Oral Surgery Center works with many insurance plans. The details of your particular plan determine if or how your claim may be paid. Refer to your plan benefit manual, your insurance company’s website, or call the number on the back of your insurance card for details about your specific benefits.
When is my payment due?
Estimated co-payments are due at the time of service and will be collected when you check in for your surgery.
For bills received in the mail please make your payment within 30 days. You can send it via mail using the enclosed envelope, or call us at 651-233-2141 to pay by telephone.
Can I set up a payment plan?
The Oral Surgery Center works with outside financing companies to assist you with the cost of your oral surgery. Options include interest free financing as well as extended payment plans. In addition, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, personal checks, and cash. Please let one of our business assistants know if you would like information regarding our financing options.
Is the doctor available after hours?
Yes! You may reach one of The Oral Surgery Center Doctors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
What can I eat after surgery?
Immediately following surgery drink plenty of fluids but do not use a straw. Water and juices are good choices. Eat soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin, soups, and applesauce. After 24 hours and as tolerated, you may add more solid foods to your diet. Avoid crunchy, hard foods for one week.