Patient Instructions: Pre-surgery

Please make sure you eat before your appointment unless otherwise specified by the doctor.

Please refrain from drinking alcohol or taking the following for 48 hours prior to surgery (unless otherwise specified by your periodontist or physician): blood thinners (Coumadin, Aspirin, Plavix, Ibprofen, Ginko Biloba, Celebrex), garlic and herbal supplements.

If taking other medications prescribed by your physician, continue taking them as instructed.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing so that your blood pressure and pulse (vitals) can be taken and monitored prior to and during the procedure.

Feel free to bring your iPod to listen to during the procedure.

**We require at least a 48 hour notice for any cancellations and/or rescheduling of surgery. Less than 48 hour notice may be subject to a fee of $100-$200.