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Pre-Surgical Care

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Be sure to talk to your oral surgeon if you currently take medications that contain aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve (naproxen), ibuprofen, or Tylenol (acetaminophen); or anticoagulants such as Coumadin, Plavix, Lovenox, and Heparin.

Being prepared for your surgery is one of the best ways to ensure your entire experience is a positive one.

General Pre-Surgical Instructions

Unless you receive different instructions from your oral surgeon, keep the following in mind:

  • Do not eat or drink anything (including water) for eight hours prior to your appointment. If you take medications, you should take them with a small sip of water no later than three hours prior to your appointment.

  • A responsible adult must accompany you to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive you home.

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbow.

  • Remove contact lenses, dental prosthetics (dentures), and jewelry.

  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.

  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, or stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.

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