Length and Number of Visits

How long is a typical appointment?
Will my appointment be on time?
How many visits are necessary?

How long is a typical appointment?
The length of appointments depend on the procedure and complexity. Here are the average length of appointments:

  • Evaluations: 20-30 minutes
  • Extraction of a single tooth: 5-10 minutes (add 5 minutes for local anesthesia to take effect)
  • Extraction of all four wisdom teeth: 15-30 minutes
  • Dental implant placement: 15-30 minutes
  • Anesthesia recovery: 30-45 minutes
  • Bone grafting procedures: 30 minutes to one hour depending on the complexity (It may be longer for more complex procedures)
  • Follow up appointment: 5 minutes

Will my appointment be on time?
yes. Your time is important to us. With our “3-minute” rule you will be seen on time or within 3 minutes of your appointment. Your appointment is reserved specifically for you therefore we ask you to arrive on time. Here are our suggestions:

  • Plan to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment.
  • Consider traffic patterns during rush hours- Give yourself plenty of time.
  • Complete necessary forms online prior to arrival.
  • Make sure to bring the following (unless sent by your dentist):
  • Any available X-rays
  • Referral form indicating requested procedure

How many visits are necessary?
Most extractions (including wisdom teeth) can be scheduled as All-in-One visit. This means, your evaluation and surgery can be done on the same day. A follow up appointment may be scheduled as necessary. For some other procedures a separate appointment is recommended (All-in-Two or -Three visits). These include implant procedures, bone grafting, and some forms of pathology.