I authorize Dr. Carlton and/or such associates or assistants as s/he may designate to perform those procedures as may be deemed necessary or advisable to maintain my dental health or the dental health of any sedative (including nitrous oxide) analgesic, therapeutic or surgical treatments.
I understand that the administration of local anesthetic may cause an untoward reaction or side effects, which may include, but are not limited to bruising, hematoma, cardiac stimulation, muscle soreness, and temporary irritation.
I understand that as a part of the dental treatment, including preventative procedures such as cleanings and basic dentistry, including fillings of all types, teeth may remain sensitive or even possibly quite painful both during and after completion of treatment. After lengthy appointments, jaw muscles may also be sore or tender. Gums and surrounding tissues may also be sensitive or painful during and/or after treatment. Although rare, it is also possible for the tongue, cheek or other oral tissues to be inadvertently abraded or lacerated (cut) during routine dental procedures. In some cases, sutures or additional treatment may be required.
I understand that as part of dental treatment items including, but not limited to crowns, small dental instruments, drill components, etc. may be aspirated (inhaled into the respiratory systems) or swallowed. This unusual situation may require a series of x-rays to be taken by a physician or hospital and may, in rare cases, require bronchoscopy or other procedures to ensure safe removal.
I understand the need to disclose to the dentist any prescription drugs that are currently being taken or that have been taken in the past, such as Fen-Phen. I understand that taking the class of drugs prescribed for the prevention of osteoporosis, such as Fosamax, Boniva, or Actonel, may result in complications of non-healing of the jawbones following oral surgery or tooth extractions.
I do voluntarily assume any and all possible risks, including the risk of substantial and serious harm, if any, which may be associated with general, preventative and operative treatment procedures in hopes of obtaining the potential desired results, which may or may not be achieved, for my benefit or the benefit of my minor child or ward. I acknowledge that the nature and purpose of the foregoing procedures have been explained to me if necessary and I have been given the opportunity to ask questions.
I understand that during the course of the procedure/s unforeseen conditions may be revealed that resuscitate an extension of the original procedure/s than those set forth.