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FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: Must I be referred by a general dentist to schedule an appointment?

Q: Will I need x-rays taken before I make an appointment with your office ?

Q: Will I need someone to drive me home after surgery or will I be able to drive myself?

Q: May I eat before my surgery?

Q: How can I be sure that all instruments and materials used are sterile?

Q: May I stay with my child during surgery?

Q: I have insurance. Does Michiana OMFS participate with my insurance?

Q: I am currently taking one or more medications. Should I continue to take these prior to my surgery?

Q: Why do I need a consultation/evaluation?

Q: How long will it take to recover after my surgery?

Q: What is the most common post-operative problem?

Q: What is a dry socket and what can I do to prevent one?

Q: How long will I need to take the pain medication?

Q: What should I do if I get nauseous and/or dizzy after taking pain medication?

Q: What is the Medrol Dose Pak and when do I start it?