Take any regular medications as you normally would ( i.e., heart medication, blood pressure pills, etc.) unless instructed otherwise by the doctor. If you take medication for diabetes or medication that thins your blood (including aspirin) you may need to be given special instructions. Read the Pre-Operative Instructions.
POST-SCALING AND ROOT PLANING INSTRUCTIONS
Care of your mouth: Start brushing, flossing, and continuing your prescribed oral hygiene regimen immediately. Begin using Listerine, or Periomed if recommended, the morning after your procedure. Read The Post Scaling And Root Planing Instructions.
POST-OPERATIVE CARE FOR SOFT TISSUE GRAFTS
Care of your mouth: Brushing and Flossing.Begin brushing and flossing the areas not operated on the day following surgery. AVOID THE SURGICAL SITES until given specific brushing instructions at your postoperative visit. You may notice a white film over the surgical sites. This is completely normal. Read the Post Operative Care For Soft Tissue Grafts.
SOFT DIET RECOMMENDATIONS
Fruits and juices, fruit purees and sauces, baked apples, bananas, baked pears, all cooked or canned fruits without seeds. Read the Soft Diet Recommendations and Blender diet.
POST-OPERATIVE CARE FOR PERIODONTAL SURGERY
Activity: After leaving our Hagerstown, MD Office, relax for the remainder of the day. Avoid strenuous activity for the next 2-3 days. Read the Post Operative Care for Periodontal Surgery.
POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SINUS GRAFTS
Treat with ice for the first 48 hours (15 minutes on/15 minutes off). No blowing nose. Sniff back and only wipe end of nose. Read the Post-Operative Instructions for Sinus Grafts.
IMPLANT PATIENT POST-SURGICAL INSTRUCTIONS
Medications/Prescriptions: If an antibiotic is prescribed, it is to be taken until finished. Pain medication is to be taken as instructed on the bottle. No driving when taking narcotic pain medication. The local anesthetic will wear off within hour to 4 hours following surgery. It is important to take your pain medication prior to discomfort. It is also important to eat prior to taking pain medication. Not eating can cause nausea and vomiting. After the first 24-72 hours, you may switch to using over the counter pain medications. If you should develop a rash, itching, difficulty breathing, wheezing, nasal congestion or swelling around the eyes, not related to the surgery, stop taking all medications and notify our office immediately. Attention: All female patients utilizing birth control pills, please be advised that if the doctor prescribes the use of antibiotics, an alternative form of birth control must be utilized during that period of time. Read the Implant Patient Post-Surgical Instructions.