Oral Surgery Patient Information Fargo

Grand Forks, Bismarck & Minot Patient Information

Welcome to the Face and Jaw Surgery Center

Dental staff taking care of a patientAs our patient, it is all about you. Our goal is to make your interaction with our office as smooth and easy as possible. In some cases, your first appointment at our office can actually be your surgical appointment. Our practice coordinators will collect information about your planned treatment and about your medical history. This information will be reviewed and if there are no concerns requiring further information or coordination, you may be scheduled for surgery. It is important that you have discussed the planned treatment with your general dentist and understand your dentist’s recommendations. Please make sure our coordinators are aware of all of your medications including prescription medications, doctor’s office samples, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbals, and nutritional supplements. Please let our coordinators also know about your medical conditions, especially heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, artificial hip or knee joints, etc. Patients under 18 years old will need to be brought by a parent or legally appointed guardian. Please follow the preoperative instructions that you are given.

Background Information

Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires a residency of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, our doctors manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Our surgeons practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and third molar (wisdom tooth) removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.