Pre-operative Instructions


IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO ORAL SURGERY

  • Expect 3-5 days for recovery.
  • Take medication, as prescribed by your surgeon.
  • Prepare ice packs, soft foods such as yogurt, oatmeal, Jell-O, pureed foods, ice cream, omelette and soups. You may also get food supplements such as Ensure or Boost.
  • Please advise the surgeon if your medical condition has changed, or you are taking any new medication since your last visit.
  • Please bring the required fees, as per your estimate, payable by cash, Interac, Visa, Master Card or American Express.
  • A minimum 48-hour cancellation notice is required to avoid cancellation fees.


IF YOU ARE TAKING I.V. SEDATION or ATIVAN

  • A responsible adult MUST ACCOMPANY YOU to your surgery, drive you home, and be with you for the first 24 hours after surgery
  • Expect to be drowsy and plan to rest at home for 24 hours
  • No physical activity for 24 hours
  • No alcohol, driving or operating dangerous machinery for 24 hours or longer, if drowsiness persists


IF YOU ARE TAKING I.V. SEDATION or LAUGHING GAS

  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK 8 hours prior to surgery
  • Prescribed medication may be taken with a small amount of water
  • Ladies must remove nail polish and lipstick
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes. Do not wear your contact lenses.