Your First Visit
The first visit to our Torrance oral surgery office is your opportunity to become acquainted with our staff, services and our office procedures. We utilize this time to listen to your concerns, confirm diagnosis, and inform you of your options for treatment. In most cases, the first visit is for consultation purposes only, and treatment will be scheduled for a later date and time.
Depending on the nature of your visit, we may require digital imaging scans or lab work to assist in our treatment planning process.
Did you know you may be able to reduce the amount of paperwork you have to complete in our office on your first visit? Medical history and consent forms can take several minutes to fill out, increasing the time spent in the waiting room. Instead of waiting until the day of your appointment, contact our office to find out how you can obtain this paperwork ahead of your visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral to be seen by a Torrance oral surgeon?
When you are referred for treatment by a dentist or physician, we require a referral. This helps us better communicate with your provider and helps us ensure any treatment we provide does not interfere with a treatment plan in place by an existing provider. In some cases, referrals are also required for certain types of insurance policies.
What should I bring with me to my first appointment?
Please arrive at your first visit with your medical or dental insurance card, driver’s license, and your referral slip. If possible, please also plan to bring any x-rays you may have pertaining to the reason for your visit or have your referring provider forward them to our office. If applicable, make a list of all medications you are taking and their dosage, and bring it with you to your first visit. Children under age 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all appointments.
Will I need to pay for my treatment at my first visit?
We have a very helpful staff, including knowledgeable payment and insurance coordinators who are happy to work with you regarding your options for payment. In many cases, Torrance oral surgery and other maxillofacial procedures are covered under insurance benefits. We accept many forms of insurance and are happy to file claims on your behalf. We also accept many different forms of in-office payment, including cash, credit and payment from HSA and FSA accounts.