Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I have to be referred by another Doctor in order to get an appointment?

No. A direct call to our office from the patient ( or parent ) is all that is necessary to make an appointment. We make every effort to be on time for your appointment. Therefore, patients are seen by appointment only.

Do I have to have an x-ray?

Almost all surgical procedures will require a x-ray. The panoramic x-ray is the most useful in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Small periapical x-rays are useful for detection of dental caries and periodontal disease. They allow more detail. The panoramic x-ray is more valuable for detection of cyst, impacted teeth, and tumors of the jaws. Every one should have at least one general screening panoramic x-ray.

Do I have to have a pre operative consultation?

We encourage and highly recommend pre operative consultations. This enables us to discuss surgical procedures, possible complications, proper post operative care, and office payment policies. Questions or concerns that patients have can be answered at this time. Consultations also have the advantage of allowing our office to schedule appointments more efficiently thus reducing waiting time for patients.

Email comments, questions or suggestions to:

Steven R. Tucker DMD, PSC
909 Scherm Rd
Owensboro, KY 42301
phone: 1-270-926-4107
fax: 1-270-926-4166
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