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Pre-Operative Instructions

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Pre-operative care is essential to ensure patient safety, and allow for the best possible outcome and healing.


Pre-Operative Instructions for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

If you have any medical conditions or if you are taking any medications, be sure that your surgeon is aware prior to your surgical procedure. Please read and follow the instructions below, and any specific advice your surgeon may have given you.

Sedation & Anaesthesia

If you are scheduled to have deep sedation (IV) or oral sedation, do not eat or drink anything except your usual medications (with a small sip of water) for eight (8) hours prior to your procedure. This must only be a light meal without fried foods.

Do not drink alcohol for twenty-four (24) hours prior to surgery. You may not drive a vehicle or operate machinery for twenty-four (24) hours after IV or Oral sedation.

If you are scheduled, or wish to have nitrous-oxide (laughing gas) during your procedure do not eat or drink anything for two (2) hours prior to your procedure.  Take all your usual medications with a small amount of water unless instructed otherwise.

All patients having IV or Oral sedation must have a responsible adult escort them home. Public transit is not permitted.

Patients having IV sedation or general anaesthesia should wear a shirt with sleeves that roll up easily, or that are short.

General Instructions

Do not take A.S.A or Aspirin products for one (1) week prior to your procedure, unless prescribed by your physician.

For patients 14 years of age or over: Take 600mg of Motrin IB or Advil two hours prior to your procedure with a small sip of water. Do not take if allergic to ASA or ibuprofen or if your physician has recommended you avoid these medications, or if you take ANY blood thinners. Do not take if you have a bleeding disorder, ulcers, crohn’s, or colitis.

If you have an artificial heart valve, be sure to take your prophylactic antibiotics.

Please do not wear make-up or nail polish.

Brush and floss well before any oral surgical procedure.

Please bring Photo ID in case you need a narcotic prescription.

If you have questions about pre-operative procedures not answered here, please get in touch with our team; we'd be glad to help!


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