2. DRUGS AND MEDICATIONS
I understand that antibiotics and analgesics and other medications can cause allergic reactions causing redness and swelling of tissues, pain, itching, vomiting, and/or anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reaction). (Initials
3. LOCAL ANESTHETIC
I understand there are risks of local anesthesia that may affect my body such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, accelerated heart rate, slow heart rate, or various types of allergic reactions. It may also cause injury to nerves that can result in pain, numbness, tingling that may persist for several weeks, months, or rarely, be permanent. I have informed my doctor of my complete medical history including any recent surgeries or changes in my medical history. (Initials
4. ENDODONTIC TREATMENT (ROOT CANAL)
I realize there is no guarantee that root canal treatment will save my tooth, and that complications can occur from the treatment, and that occasionally metal objects are cemented in the tooth or extend through the root, which does not necessarily affect the success of the treatment. I understand that occasionally additional surgical procedures may be necessary following root canal treatment (apicoectomy). (Initials
5. CROWNS AND BRIDGES
I understand that sometimes it is not possible to match the color of natural teeth exactly with artificial teeth. I further understand that I may be wearing temporary crowns, which may come off easily and that I must be careful to ensure that they are kept on until the permanent crowns are delivered. I realize the final opportunity to make changes in my new crown or bridge will be before cementation. (Initials
6. DENTURES, COMPLETE OR PARTIAL
I realize that full or partial dentures are artificial, constructed of plastic, metal and/or porcelain. The problems of wearing these appliances have been explained to me including looseness, soreness, and possible breakage. I realize the final opportunity to make changes in my new dentures will be the “teeth in wax” try-in visit. I understand that most dentures require relining approximately three to twelve months after initial placement. The cost for this procedure is not included in the initial denture fee. (Initials
7. REMOVAL OF TEETH
Alternatives to removal have been explained to me and I authorize the dentist to remove the following teeth. (Initials
I understand that removing teeth does not always remove all the infection, if present, and it may be necessary to have further treatment. I understand the risks involved in having teeth removed, some of which are pain, swelling, spread of infection, dry socket, loss of feeling in my teeth, lips, tongue and surrounding tissue that can last for an indefinite period of time (days or months) or fractured jaw. I understand I may need further treatment by a specialist or even hospitalization if complications arise during or following treatment, the cost of which is my responsibility.
We invite you to discuss with us any questions regarding our services. The best dental health services are based on a friendly, mutual understanding between provider and patient. Our policy requires payment in full for all services rendered at the time of visit, unless other arrangements have been made with the business manager. If account is not paid within 90 days of the date of service and no financial arrangements have been made, you will be responsible for legal fees, collection agency fees, interest charges and any other expenses incurred in collecting your account.
I authorize the staff to perform any necessary services needed during diagnosis and treatment. I also authorize the provider to release any information required to process insurance claims. I understand the above information and guarantee this form was completed correctly to the best of my knowledge and understand it is my responsibility to inform this office of any changes to the information I have provided.
I understand that dentistry is not an exact science and that, therefore, reputable practitioners cannot fully guarantee results. I acknowledge that no guarantee has been made by anyone regarding the dental treatment by which I have requested and authorized. I have had the opportunity to read this form and ask questions. My questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I consent to the proposed treatment.