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Pre-Surgical Instructions

NOTHING BY MOUTH

If you are having intravenous sedation or general anesthetic, please do not eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours prior to your appointment for surgery. A GOOD RULE OF THUMB IS NOT TO EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY. (THIS INCLUDES WATER) If you have a medical condition that requires scheduled meals (i.e. diabetes), please discuss your eating habits with our office prior to your surgery. Please inform us if you take any routine medications, and if necessary, you may take them on schedule with a small amount of water. Please do not use any alcohol within 24 hours of your surgery and no controlled substances within 48 hours of your surgery.

WEAR CASUAL, LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING

This will make you more comfortable and make our job easier. Please wear short sleeves so that we may have access to your arms for our monitors and IV site. Please remove all jewelry and especially any oral or facial piercings. No heels please, these can be very difficult to walk in after surgery.

YOU MUST BE ACCOMPANIED AND DRIVEN HOME BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT

If you are undergoing an IV sedation, a responsible adult must accompany you and remain in our office during the entire procedure. You must also have a responsible adult stay with you and care for you for 24 hours after surgery. (It’s very nice if it’s the same person because we will explain the post-operative instructions to them.)

DO NOT PLAN TO WORK , OPERATE ANY MACHINARY OR DRIVE

For at least 24 hours after surgery or while taking any prescription medication.

REMOVE CONTACT LENSES

Prior to surgery.

BRUSH AND FLOSS TEETH

Clean mouths heal better. Pay special attention to the teeth in the areas of the planned surgery.

MEDICAL HISTORY

Please bring any and all pertinent medical history, including a list of ALL MEDICATIONS that you may be taking or have taken recently. Please refrain from any recreational drug use prior to surgery (certain drugs may interfere or react with medications that may be given or prescribed before, during or after the surgery. Please understand that any recreational drugs used within in one week of your surgical procedure significantly increase your risks and complications and may be life-threatening.)

PREMEDICATIONS

If you require any antibiotic premedications prior to any dental work or surgery, please contact our office for proper dosage and directions.

IF YOU ARE PREGANT OR BREASTFEEDING

Please contact our office prior to your appointment so that we may give you special instructions.

IF YOU ARE TAKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS OR OTHER FORMS OF HORMONAL CONTRACEPTION

Please note that all forms of oral or administered contraception are to be considered unreliable while you are taking any form of antibiotic medication. If you are taking any form of hormonal contraception for the purpose of not getting pregnant, please use additional forms of protection during the entire menstrual cycle while you are on any antibiotics. We don’t want any surprises… Do we?,/p>

PLEASE CALL US

At 352-371-4111 if you have any questions about your anesthesia and/or surgery. We look forward to working with you!

UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED

Please take 600 mg of ibuprofen the night before surgery provided that there are no contraindications by your personal physician, health history or any medications that you may take.