Dr. Burton is your local choice for an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.
He was born and raised in Cave In Rock,
and is a proud graduate of both
Southeastern Illinois College and
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis, treatment options, and surgical risks. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan, as well as administration of intravenous anesthesia, will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, please bring your insurance cards/information to your visit. This will save time and will help us submit your insurance claims on your behalf.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or their legal guardian at the consultation visit.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink for six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need an adult to drive you home. They will not be allowed to leave the office while you are being treated.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves or joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, bisphosphonates for osteoporosis, chemotherapy, etc.).
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our facility.