- Nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your surgery. If you are having surgery in the morning, do not eat or drink (even water) starting midnight the night before. This includes candy, water, and chewing gum. This is very important so that we can ensure you have a safe surgery without complications.
- A responsible adult needs to bring you to your appointment and stay with you at all times for at least 24 hours after your surgery. Your driver must be present in the waiting area throughout your entire procedure.
- Wear comfortable clothing to your surgery. You may want to go home and sleep right after your procedure. It is best to wear short sleeve shirt, so that we can have access for your monitors and IV. It is best to wear shoes that tie, so they do not slip off after your sedation.
- Remove any fake nails, acrylic nails, solar, gel, or dark nail polish that can interfere with the pulse oximetry monitor that will go on your finger.
- Most of your routine medications can be taken as normal, with only a little sip of water to take the pill(s). If you are taking any medications, please notify the office so that they may instruct you whether or not to take your medications.
- If you have any questions, do not hesitate to notify the office at (301) 982-4555 .
Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas (from your pillow) and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally. Read More
Implant Healing Cap
Do not brush or manipulate the tissues around the implant healing abutment during the healing phase. Use a Q-tip and gently clean around and on the healing cap. Do keep good oral hygiene. Read More
Wound Care: Do not disturb or probe the surgical areas with any objects. The sutures placed in your mouth are usually the type that self-dissolves. Read More
While your mouth is numb, be careful not to bite your cheek, lip, or tongue.If your surgeon has left a gauze pack on the surgery site, leave it in for 30-45 minutes. Keep firm pressure on the site, but do not chew on the packing. Read More
Do not forcefully spit for several days.Do not forcefully blow your nose for a month, even though your sinus may feel “stuffy” or there may be some nasal drainage.Avoid chewing on the surgery site. Read More
Showering : After 2 days, you can clean the incision daily with soap and water, and pat dry. If a drain is in place, please do not shower until instructed by your doctor. Read More
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