Pre-Operative Instructions for Dental Implant Surgery


Before you have anesthesia
History:
Any personal illness, weakness or known susceptibility must be reported, also details of any drugs recently prescribed or being taken – especially sleeping drugs, tranquilizers, cortisone preparations or alcohol.

Preparation:
Do not eat or drink anything 6 hours before the surgery. Do not eat heavy food the evening before your operation. If you are a diabetic, please disregard these instructions and follow those given to you by the doctor. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment (short sleeve blouses and shirts).

Post-anesthetic control
:
It may be more convenient to attend your appointment alone, but arrangements should be made for a responsible person to provide transportation for you following your surgery.

At home:
On returning to your home, be sure and follow our directions regarding diet, rest, and medications. More information will be provided at the time of surgery.

Remember that it is normal to feel a little dizzy and a little sleepy for several hours after your operation. Therefore, you should not drive, sign any important papers, or make any significant decisions for approximately 12 hours.

If you have any questions, please call the office.