Pre-Op Instructions for Oral Surgery

  • If you are having intravenous sedation or general anesthesia do not eat or drink anything for 8 (eight) hours prior to your surgery. Sips of water to take regular medications are allowed.
  • A responsible adult must accompany you and be available to drive you home after your surgery.
  • Do not wear make-up, jewelry, or contact lenses the day of surgery. Leave valuables at home.
  • If possible, obtain your medical supplies, special foods, medicines, etc. before the day of surgery.
  • You should not take aspirin, (e.g. Anacin, bufferin, Excedrin, cold medications) garlic, ginger, vitamin E or ginko biloba FOR AT LEAST ONE WEEK before or after your surgery.
  • Smoking should be stopped at least 48 hours before and 48 hours after surgery. Smoking impairs circulation. Good circulation is needed for good healing. An adequate blood supply results in a good surgical result for you.