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Pre-op Instructions

PERIODONTAL SURGERY AND DENTAL IMPLANTS

1. Any medical conditions should be discussed prior to surgery date.
2. 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.
3. Please advise us if you are taking aspirin and/or fish oils daily.
4. Take all medically prescribed daily medications as usual.
5. Take all medications prescribed by our office as directed.
6. Do not wear cosmetics around the mouth, as they may be inadvertently transferred into the surgical area during the procedure. Prior to surgery, your nose, cheeks, lips, and chin will be disinfected.
7. Do not drink caffeinated beverages the day of surgery.
8. Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 3 days prior to surgery.
9. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, as we will monitor your blood pressure during the procedure.
10. Do bring your own music (i-pod and headphones)

DENTAL SURGERY UNDER ORAL SEDATION

1. Any medical conditions should be discussed prior to surgery date.
2. 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.
3. Please advise us if you are taking aspirin and/or fish oils daily.
4. Take all medically prescribed daily medications as usual at least 2 hrs prior to appt with only a sip of water.
5. Take all medications prescribed by our office as directed.
6. Do not wear cosmetics around the mouth, as they may be inadvertently transferred into the surgical area during the procedure. Prior to surgery, your nose, cheeks, lips, and chin will be disinfected.
7. Do not drink caffeinated beverages the day of surgery.
8. Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 3 days prior to surgery.
9. Food/liquids ingestion restrictions:
10. DO NOT eat 6 hrs prior to surgical procedure appointment time.
11. Clear liquids (water) may be consumed up to 2 hours prior to appointment, not to exceed 4 ounces.
12. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, as we will monitor your blood pressure during the procedure.
13. A responsible adult must accompany the patient. The person must be able to drive because the patient will not be allowed to drive for 24 hrs. Someone must watch the patient for at least 8 hrs after the surgery, they cannot be dropped off alone.
14. Plan to stay at home for the rest of the day, you will not be allowed to drive, work, operate machinery or perform any physical activities for the rest of the day after procedure.
15. Do bring your own music (i-pod and headphones) or we can provide musical selections for you to listen to during your procedure.

DENTAL SURGERY UNDER IV SEDATION

1. Any medical conditions should be discussed prior to surgery date.
2. 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.
3. Please advise us if you are taking aspirin and/or fish oils daily.
4. Take all medically prescribed daily medications as usual at least 2 hrs prior to appt with only a sip of water.
5. Take all medications prescribed by our office as directed.
6. Do not wear cosmetics around the mouth, as they may be inadvertently transferred into the surgical area during the procedure. Prior to surgery, your nose, cheeks, lips, and chin will be disinfected.
7. Do not drink caffeinated beverages the day of surgery.
8. Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 3 days prior to surgery.
9. Food/liquids ingestion restrictions:
10. DO NOT eat 8 hrs prior to surgical procedure appointment time.
11. Clear liquids (water) may be consumed up to 2 hours prior to appointment, not to exceed 4 ounces.
12. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, as we will monitor your blood pressure during the procedure.
13. A responsible adult must accompany the patient. The person must be able to drive because the patient will not be allowed to drive for 24 hrs. Someone must watch the patient for at least 8 hrs after the surgery, they cannot be dropped off alone.
14. Plan to stay at home for the rest of the day, you will not be allowed to drive, work, operate machinery or perform any physical activities for the rest of the day after procedure.
15. Do bring your own music (i-pod

DENTAL SURGERY UNDER ANXIOLYSIS SEDATION

1. Any medical conditions should be discussed prior to surgery date.
2. 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.
3. Please advise us if you are taking aspirin and/or fish oils daily.
4. Take all medically prescribed daily medications as usual at least 2 hours prior to appt with only a sip of water.
5. Take all medications prescribed by our office as directed.
6. Do not wear cosmetics around the mouth, as they may be inadvertently transferred into the surgical area during the procedure. Prior to surgery, your nose, cheeks, lips, and chin will be disinfected.
7. Do not drink caffeinated beverages the day of surgery.
8. Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 3 days prior to surgery.
9. Food/liquids ingestion restrictions:
10. DO NOT eat 4 hours prior to surgical procedure appointment time.
11. Clear liquids (water) may be consumed up to 2 hours prior to appointment, not to exceed 4 ounces.
12. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, as we will monitor your blood pressure during the procedure.
13. A responsible adult must accompany the patient. The person must be able to drive because the patient will not be allowed to drive for 24 hrs. Someone must watch the patient for at least 8 hours after the surgery, they cannot be dropped off alone.
14. Plan to stay at home for the rest of the day, you will not be allowed to drive, work, operate machinery or perform any physical activities for the rest of the day after procedure.
15. Do bring your own music (i-pod and headphones) or we can provide musical selections for you to listen to during your procedure.

Update on Antibiotics for Joint Replacement Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures

January 2015: The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Dental Association (ADA) recently announced their finding that there is insufficient evidence to recommend the routine use of antibiotics prior to dental procedures for patients with orthopedic implants (joint replacements) to prevent infections. There is no direct evidence that routine dental procedures cause prosthetic joint infections. The AAOS and ADA recommendations are based on a collaborative, evidence-based clinical practice guideline that focuses on the possible linkage between orthopedic implant infection and patients undergoing dental procedures.

If you have been taking antibiotic premedication prior to your dental visits due to joint replacement, it is no longer necessary for you to continue antibiotic premedication. In an effort to improve quality and effectiveness of your care, we encourage you speak with your orthopedic surgeon about this recent update in the clinical practice guidelines. We also have a copy of the American Dental Association article published in the January 2015 issue if you would like to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon.