Surgical Instructions

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. We can be reached at 506-852-3007 during regular business hours.

It may be important to stop taking aspirin and NSAIDs such as Motrin and Advil, 7-10 days prior to your surgery. If you are taking a blood thinner, remember to discontinue them as directed by your physician. If you take antibiotic premedication, please take it as directed before your surgery. You will feel better if you have eaten prior to surgery. However, we ask that you do not eat after midnight the night before the procedure if receiving IV sedation.

In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for post-operative checks during the first 1-6 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.