The following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming treatment.
If intraveneous sedation is required for your procedure, you must have a ride to and from the office. Please download and print out the instructions below.
Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at 866-275-2515 during regular business hours.
You should receive your pre/post-treatment prescriptions with an instruction sheet. For your convenience, please have them filled prior to your scheduled treatment, unless they have been previously phoned into the pharmacy of your choice. Please bring your filled prescriptions with you to your appointment.
It may be important to stop taking aspirin 7-10 days prior to your procedure. If you are taking Coumadin or another blood thinner, remember to discontinue them as directed. If you take antibiotic premed, please take it as directed before your treatment. Please remember with IV sedation, it is best if you have not had anything to eat or drink seven hours prior to your procedure. We keep the office cool, so dress warmly. You may bring your iPod or MP3 player with you if you like.
In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for weekly post-operative checks during the first 1-5 weeks. In most cases, after treatment 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 treatment.
If you elect to use one of the following oral sedatives you must have a ride to and from the office. Please bring your remaining tablets with you. Remember, we encourage you to eat a light meal a few hours prior to your procedure.
Please alert the office to any allergies or sensitivities that you might have to antibiotics. You will be prescribed an antibiotic if Dr. Edwards 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.
When preparing a post-op menu, please consider some of the following choices: