Surgical Instructions

 

PRE AND POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTINS FORMS (click links to download PDF forms)

  1. INTRAVENOUS SEDATION PRE-OP INSTRUCTIONS

  2. POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING PERIODONTAL SURGERY

  3. POST ORAL SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING EXTRACTION

  4. POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING SOFT TISSUE GRAFTlNG

DIETARY SUGGESTIONS FOLLOWING SURGERY (download PDF version)

SOFT, COOL FOODS: Tuna salad, pasta salad, egg salad, yogurt, ice cream, smoothies, protein shakes. Do not use a straw.

WARM FOODS: Soups, tea, coffee (not too hot), mashed potatoes, ground beef, eggs

AVOID: Seeds, nuts, chips, bacon bits, croutons, hard bread crusts, and spice foods.

MOST IMPORTANT "KEEP HYDRATED": It is very important to drink your fluids and avoid any dehydration.

ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS

DAY OF SURGERY: Get plenty of rest. No strenuous activity or exercise for the first 24 hours.

48 HOURS AFTER SURGERY: Light aerobic activity or cardio is okay, just don't push it. A significant rise in blood pressure will contribute to more postoperative pain, and possibly some increased bleeding at the surgical site.

THIRD DAY AFTER SURGERY: Normal activity and exercise can be resumed.