If you are taking Coumadin or another blood thinner, remember to provide an INR reading within 24 hours of the surgical procedure. We will work with your physicians to request a modification of your medication dosage.
If you require antibiotic premedication, please take it as directed before your surgery.
Please eat before you come for your surgery, as you will feel better if you have eaten. We keep the office cool, so dress warmly. You may bring your iPod or MP3 player with you if you like.
You may bring your iPod or MP3 player with you if you like.
In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for weekly post-operative checks during the first 1-5 weeks. In most cases, after surgery, we will also look forward to seeing you back for a periodontal maintenance cleaning and an examination of tissue maturation about 10-12 weeks following the surgery.
Please alert the office to any allergies or sensitivities that you might have to antibiotics. You will be prescribed an antibiotic if our doctor determines it to be necessary. Take as directed until gone. It is advisable not to take these medications on an empty stomach, as nausea may result. For women taking birth control pills, be advised that antibiotics may interfere with their effectiveness.
If you elect to use one of the following oral sedatives you must have a ride to and from the office. Please bring your remaining tablets with you. Remember, we encourage you to eat prior to your surgery.
- Ativan (Lorazepam)
- Valium (Diazepam)
- Triazalam (Halcion)