Pre-operative Instructions

The following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming surgery. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions.

You should receive your pre/post-operative prescriptions prior to your oral surgery. For your convenience, please have them filled prior to your scheduled surgery, unless they have been previously phoned into the pharmacy of your choice. Please bring your filled prescriptions with you to your appointment.

It may be important to stop taking aspirin and non-steroidals such as Motrin and Advil, 7-10 days prior to your surgery. If you are taking Coumadin or another blood thinner, remember to discontinue them as directed. If you take antibiotic premed, please take it as directed before your surgery.

You will feel better if you have eaten prior to surgery. We keep the office cool, so dress warmly. You may bring your iPod or MP3 player with you if you like.

In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for weekly post-operative checks during the first 1-5 weeks. In most cases, after surgery we will also look forward to seeing you back for a periodontal maintenance cleaning and an examination of tissue maturation about 10-12 weeks following the surgery.

Antibiotics
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. Take as directed until gone. It is advisable not to take these medications on an empty stomach, as nausea may result. For women taking birth control pills, be advised that antibiotics may interfere with their effectiveness.

Sedatives
If you elect to use one of the following oral sedatives you must have a ride to and from the office. Please bring your remaining tablets with you. Remember, we encourage you to eat prior to your surgery.

    Ativan (Lorazepam)
    Valium (Diazepam)
    Triazalam (Halcion)

Food Suggestions
When preparing a post-op menu, please consider some of the following choices:

    Ensure/Slim Fast
    Soups
    Pudding
    Rice
    Apple Sauce
    Oatmeal
    Macaroni & Cheese
    Mashed Potatoes
    Jell-O
    Bananas
    Yogurt
    Pasta
    Milk Shakes
    Casseroles
    Eggs
    Fish
    Cottage Cheese

Office Location

  • King of Prussia
  • (Valley Forge Towers - Building 1000 - Suite 112)
  • 10112 Valley Forge Circle
  • King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • 19406
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  • Call: (610) 783-7800
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