Fill all prescriptions prior to your surgical appointment.
Take all medications that were prescribed for you as directed.
If you will be taking a sedative prior to surgery, or if you are having IV sedation, arrange for transportation to and from the office.
Patients, who normally require antibiotics prior to dental appointments pre-medication for prosthetic joints, artificial heart valves, or other medical conditions must pre-medicate before all surgery and post–operative appointments.
Patients who take aspirin or Plavix daily should, with permission from the prescribing physician, discontinue either medication 7 days prior to surgery.
Patients, who take Coumadin or Warfarin should, with permission from their prescribing physician, discontinue the medication 4 days prior to surgery and restart 2 days after surgery. You will need to have a current INR prior to surgery.
If your physician has prescribed other medications, be sure to take them, unless otherwise directed.
To help you stay comfortable during the procedure, please wear loose comfortable clothing.
Please eat a light meal prior to your surgical appointment. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, but if needed, please limit the amount of caffeine to one cup.
In order to provide a clean surgical field, please cleanse your face with soap and water and avoid applying facial makeup. You may wear eye makeup.
If antibiotics are prescribed, it is helpful a probiotic such as Florastor™ 250mg or Flora–Q™ to prevent stomach upset. Ask for it at your pharmacy.
Have 2 ice packs ready in your freezer. Frozen peas work well as they will mold to your face. TO help minimize swelling, it will be necessary to apply ice to the surgical area for the first 24–48 hrs, 20 minute on and 10 minutes off.
You are welcome to listen to music through your mp3 player or iPod device.