The following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming surgery. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any concerns. We can be reached at Virginia Beach Location Phone Number 757-486-8611 during regular business hours.
You should receive your pre/post-operative prescriptions before your appointment. 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 premedication, please take it as directed before your surgery. We keep the office cool, so dress warmly. You may bring your iPod with you if you like.
In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for a follow up post-operative check during the next 6-8 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.
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.
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 ask that you do not eat for six hours before taking the medication.
- Ativan (Lorazepam)
- Valium (Diazepam)
When preparing a post-op menu, please consider some of the following choices:
- Ensure/Slim Fast
- Apple Sauce
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Mashed Potatoes
- Milk Shakes
- Cottage Cheese