- Surgical procedures will be performed under local anesthesia. You have the option of choosing nitrous oxide, oral or IV sedation, to make you more relaxed during treatment. Please read sedation instructions if you have chosen one of these options.
- Advise your doctor of any medications you are currently taking. Continue taking daily medications (insulin, blood pressure pills, etc.) in your regular dosage unless otherwise instructed.
- If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic pre-medication for reasons including but not limited to mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and joint replacement, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you take the appropriate antibiotic one (1) hour before your appointment.
- If blood thinning medication is prescribed by your physician, such a Coumadin or Plavix, you must consult with your physician regarding when to stop and resume your medication.
- If you have elected not to have sedation, eat a light meal one hour prior to surgery. Do not come for your procedure hungry. Try to eat foods that are high in starch or sugar, such as muffins, cereal, bread or fruit.
- Do not drive or consume alcohol while taking sedation medications such as Valium, Ativan, or pain relieving medications such as Vicodin, Percocet, or Tylenol 3 until a minimum of 12 hours after last dosage.
- Have soft foods and ice packs ready at home.
AFTER SCALING AND ROOT PLANING