PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

ORAL SEDATION

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 (541) 779-4501  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.

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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

MEDICAL HISTORY:

If there have been any changes in your medical history or
medications, please notify us. If you have a question about medications which are
taken on a daily basis, please check with the Dr. Ferrin regarding his recommendations
prior to your appointment.

I.V. SEDATION:

IV sedation provides “conscious sedation” wherein you should achieve a very
relaxed mental and physical state. The level of relaxation in addition to the local anesthetic will
achieve and maintain comfort. Do NOT expect to be “put to sleep”.

EATING/ DRINKING:

SIX HOURS prior to surgery – no eating.
FOUR HOURS prior to surgery – no drinking dark liquids.
TWO HOURS prior to surgery – no drinking of any liquids. Required medications, however, may
be taken with a small amount of water.

CLOTHING:

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing with short sleeves or sleeves that are
easily pushed up past your elbow. For women: Due to the monitors that we need to place, we
request that you not wear a dress.

TRANSPORTATION:

Transportation to and from our office needs to be arranged. No taxis or
buses permitted. No driving of any vehicles for at least twelve (12) hours following your
appointment. The medications stay in your system for several hours and will impair your ability
to drive safely.
We request that your ride stay in the office for the duration of your appt. We will need a
telephone number for your driver in case the procedure in finished sooner than expected. You
must have someone drive you home and care for you for twelve (12) hours following your
appointment.

DENTURES:

If you wear dentures, please do not use any denture adhesive on the day of your
procedure.
We ask that you perform your usual oral hygiene routine prior to your appointment and that
you use the restroom, as well.

ABOUT DR. JOHN FERRIN, DMD, MS

WHO WE ARE

Dr. Ferrin brings a wealth of cutting-edge periodontal training with him to Southern Oregon. Born in the mountains of Northern Utah and raised in Mississippi. Dr. Ferrin joined the U.S Army National Guard at the age of 17 and served for 14 years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and went on to earn his DMD at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. While attending dental school, he started a nationally recognized dental clinic to provide free dental care to Veterans in need. The clinic was named Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic after his brother, who neglected his oral health due to several deployments. Sgt. Ferrin was later killed in action in Iraq in 2004. For his work in the clinic, Dr. Ferrin was awarded the ADA Foundation Award for student leadership.

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Ferrin Periodontics

John D. Ferrin, DMD, MS

2930 E Barnett Rd, Medford,
OR 97504, USA

PHONE: 541-779-4501

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