Preparing For Oral or Dental Surgery

What to Expect – before, during and after.

To be better prepared for your oral or dental surgery and to make you feel more at ease, we would like to explain the entire process to you. Feel free to bring your headphones with you.

What to Expect

Upon arriving at the office, you will be greeted by the receptionist and given information forms to fill out.  She will ask you for any dental or medical insurance information you may have.  She will also take any referral forms and radiographs given to you by your dentist or physician.  All this will be put into your chart and you will be brought into the consultation room.

At this time, Dr. Miller will go over your health history and examine your mouth.  Any necessary x-rays will be taken and Dr. Miller will review his findings with you.  Next, Dr. Miller will explain the procedure to be performed, discuss which type of anesthesia to use (local or general) and answer any questions you may have.

You will then be asked to wait in the reception area for a short time while the operating room is prepared.  The receptionist will schedule your follow-up appointment, give you any necessary prescriptions and explain the bill and payment policy.  We have found it much more convenient for you to make these arrangements prior to surgery.


In the operating room, every attempt is made to make you feel at ease. If you are having general anesthesia, you will be connected to monitors to watch your blood pressure, EKG, heart rate and oxygen level.  Once the surgery is completed, a sterile gauze pad will be placed over the surgery site and you will be taken to the recovery room.

Post Surgery

After having general , you will be quite drowsy and may not even realize that the procedure is over.  Our escort will keep you company and help you wake up.  All patients receive written and oral instructions and are given extra gauze to help control any oozing from the surgical site.

Every attempt is always made to make our patients as comfortable as possible.  From the time you walk in, until the time you leave, you are treated with the highest quality care we can give you.

Please feel free to contact us at (631) 499-7266 for additional information.