Pre-Surgical Instructions

Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • Do not eat or drink (including water) for at least six (6) hours prior to your appointment.
  • Please brush your teeth and rinse thoroughly the morning of your surgery.
  • Do not smoke on the day of your surgical appointment and preferably, three to four days after your procedure to avoid post-operative pain and potential infection.
  • If you are under the age of 18, a responsible adult must be present at the time of surgery.
  • Following sedation, all patients must have a responsible adult to accompany them home. Public transportation is not suitable following anesthesia; a cab ride is permitted.
  • Please wear comfortable, loose clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbow.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup or nail polish on the day of the surgery.
  • Please remove contact lens, all jewelry and watches prior to surgery.
  • If you have any current illnesses (for example – flu) prior to your appointment, please notify the office immediately.
  • Consents must be filled out prior to surgery and before taking mediations.
  • Financial arrangements need to be arranged prior to surgery day.

Please consult with Dr. Loeser on directions of current medications taken. They will direct you on how to manage your current medications.

Post-Operative Instructions

  • To stop the bleeding, bite firmly on gauze or tea bag for 30 minutes. Replace the gauze or tea bag if bleeding persists.
  • Expect minor bleeding from the operative site, which may take place for several days especially when brushing in the area.
  • Pain and swelling are a natural outcome of oral surgery, highest degree of discomfort will be the 3rd to the 5th day after surgery.
  • Plan to take off work or school for at least 1 day, more if possible.
  • Rinse with salt water or 50/50 peroxide and water mixture after surgery.
  • Eat soft foods until you are comfortable to eat your normal diet.

Irrigating Sockets after Wisdom teeth removal.

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