Getting the most out of your complimentary phone consultation
Your phone consultation is an opportunity to ask questions and meet our implant specialist Dr. Edgar without any obligation whatsoever.
Phone consults also help us to determine your treatment goals and costs, provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your area of concern and make sure all of your questions are answered.
Before your phone consultation
Write down any dental problems you’ve experienced the last couple of months, even if they’re dormant. That way you won’t forget anything, and it may keep you from having to make an emergency appointment if they flare up again in the future. Include such details as:
- When the pain started or ended
- Which area of the mouth you feel discomfort
- The level of pain you experience and whether it comes and goes or is constant
- Any side effects, such as bleeding gums or swelling
If you have a recent dental xray, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why are phone consultations necessary?
Phone consults help us to determine your treatment goals and costs, provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your area of concern and make sure all of your questions are answered. During your phone consultation be sure to cover:
- How many trips to the clinic you will need to plan for
- What to expect during and after the procedure
- Be sure to discuss payment options with Dr. Montano so you know the prices before you go. We want you to get the help you need, and may be able to provide various treatment options or make financial arrangements that meet your budget. We require payment at the time of service, so also ask us how we work with dental insurance or out-of-pocket payments before your visit to our clinic.
- Alert Dr. Montano if you have a medical condition that may be of concern(diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves or joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.). A pre-operative consultation and physical examination are mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery.
If you decide you would like to move forward with treatment, a treatment plan will be tailored specifically to your needs and we will support you throughout the entire treatment process.