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Pre-Operative Instructions

ORAL SEDATION

The following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming surgery. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at in Medford at (541) 779-4501 or in Grants Pass at (541) 479-6356 during regular business hours.

You should receive your pre/post-operative prescriptions at your pre-operative appointment. For your convenience, please have them filled prior to your scheduled surgery.

In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for post-operative checks during the first 1-6 weeks. In most cases, after surgery, we will also look forward to seeing you back for a periodontal maintenance cleaning and an examination of tissue maturation about 8-12 weeks following the surgery.

ANTIBIOTICS

Please alert the office to any allergies or sensitivities that you might have to antibiotics. You will be prescribed an antibiotic if our doctor 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.

SEDATION

We offer oral sedation and IV sedation for your comfort during surgical procedures.  The following are our pre-operative instructions for sedation:

IV Sedation

Oral Sedation

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

When preparing a post-op menu, please consider some of the following choices:

  • Ensure/Slim Fast
  • Soups
  • Pudding
  • Rice
  • Apple Sauce
  • Oatmeal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Jell-O
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt
  • Pasta
  • Milk Shakes
  • Casseroles
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Cottage Cheese
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