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. We can be reached at 608-782-0140 or 800-232-2793 during regular business hours.
It may be important to stop taking aspirin and non-steroidals such as Motrin and Advil, for a period of time prior to your surgery. If you are taking a blood thinner (Coumadin, warfarin, Plavix, Pradaxa, Eliquis, Brilinta etc.) please let us know. With your physician’s consultation, it may be necessary to discontinue this medication for a period of time around your surgery. If you take antibiotic premedication, 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 personal audio with you if you like.
In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for post-operative checks during the next 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 an oral sedative 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.
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