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At Scholes Periodontics & Implants, we believe it is important that you go into all surgical procedures with some knowledge of what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. The following suggestions can be useful when preparing for your surgery. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at (602) 900-1609 and we will be happy to help you.
Before and after any surgery you will be given instructions specific to your surgery. Your personalized instructions are always to be followed.
Well before surgery, we will ask you about any medications that you are taking. It is important that you let us know about any and all medications you take so that we can plan accordingly. Usually, we will ask that you discontinue use of blood thinners before surgery. Always consult your physician before ceasing to take any prescribed medication.
If we prescribe you an antibiotic as premedication for surgery, make sure to take it as directed. As with all antibiotics, it is critical that you finish the whole prescription.
It can be helpful to eat before going into surgery. Eating before surgery can settle your stomach and ensure that you feel well. If you are going to be placed under conscious sedation, you may be asked not to eat before surgery, which will be outlined in your pre-operative instructions.
Make sure to bring a sweatshirt or long sleeved shirt. Dressing for warmth is important because the office is air conditioned and sedatives can amplify the sensation of cold. You are welcome to bring a phone or MP3 player to listen to music on, provided that you bring headphones as well.
We will schedule a follow-up appointment with you to check on your post-surgery healing progress.
Anytime that you are placed under sedation we suggest that you bring a friend or family member to help get you to and from the office safely. Many oral sedatives require someone to drive you to and from our office.
Please call us today at (602) 900-1609 to schedule an appointment.