Diabetes & Oral HealthAugust 28, 2013
Dental ImplantsSeptember 3, 2013
- If you take daily medicines, take them as you usually do but use small sips of water to swallow them.
- The night before and the morning of your surgery wash your face, with an antibacterial soap such as Dial Antibacterial or Lever 2000, etc.
- Brush your teeth, scrape your tongue and use mouthwash.
- DO NOT wear any skin products, moisturizers, makeup, lipstick, eyeliner, hair spray or fragrances.
- Patients with long hair should wear it back.
- Remove jewelry and leave it at home.
- Wear comfortable clothing: sweats or PJ’s and avoid wearing pullover tops.
- Remind us of any special concerns or conditions.
- Men – when possible, shave the morning of the procedure.
Prescriptions and Medications:
- Have any prescriptions filled prior to your procedure date.
- A sedative is available upon request and should be taken one or two hours prior to the appointment, depending on which sedatives have been prescribed.
- If a sedative is taken, YOU MUST have a driver escort you, and drive you to and from the office.
- If an antibiotic is prescribed, begin taking as directed on your prescription.
- We advise you to take the pain medication before your numbness wears off. It may be taken in the office after your surgery if you have a driver.
- Avoid alcohol 3 to 5 days prior to surgery, as it is a blood thinner and may cause excessive bleeding and delay healing.
- Please eat a non-spicy/ non greasy meal before your appointment, as you will be numb when you leave and may not feel like eating for a while.
Have an Ice Pack at Home:
- The use of ice will help reduce swelling and discomfort after surgery.
- Ice is useful for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.
- Diet Suggestions:
- Have soft foods available: pasta, eggs, fish, yogurt, cottage cheese, tofu and potatoes are good choices.
- Make certain to eat prior to your appointment, it will be helpful when taking your medications.
- Avoid caffeine before your appointment.
- Allow 24 to 48 hours of rest after your procedure.
- Minimize your activity during this time.
- Avoid activities that will elevate your heart rate and blood pressure.
- Healing will occur much faster by resting