INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO IMPLANT SURGERY Regarding CT Scans and Stents Be sure to wear the radiographic stent during the CT Scan examination. Please return the stent to our office immediately after the examination as it must be sterilized prior to the implant procedure. Smoking Smoking compromises healing and implant success. It is strongly advised that you refrain from smoking two weeks prior to implant placement. One Week Before Appointment Begin rinsing with one teaspoon of Peridex mouthwash for one minute two times a day. Blood Thinners If you are on blood thinners (e.g. Persantin, Coumadin, aspirin) or in the habit of taking Vitamin E on a daily basis, please note that these may cause excessive bleeding. We recommend that these be stopped one week prior to your implant appointment. Please consult with your physician before changing any of your medications. These medications may be resumed the day following surgery. Two Days Before Surgery If Arnica was prescribed (it decreases swelling) begin taking 5 pellets 3 times a day, 2 days before surgery and continue taking 5 pellets 3 times a day for 6 days after surgery. The Night Before Your Appointment If a sedative has been prescribed (e.g. Valium, Halcion, Ativan) take it at bedtime. This will help assure that you have a restful sleep. The sedative should be taken again the next day, one hour prior to your dental procedure. Eating and Drinking Do not eat or drink anything for six hours before your scheduled appointment (except for the prescribed medications), especially coffee, orange juice or other diuretics. If IV sedation with Dr. MacDonnell (conscious sedation) is to be performed, take nothing by mouth 8 hours before your surgical appointment.
The Day Before Your Appointment Begin taking the prescribed antibiotic (e.g. Amoxicillin, Augmentin, Doxycycline, Keftab) 24 hours before your appointment. If a steroid (e.g. Medrol Dose Pack) has been prescribed, begin taking this at the same time as the antibiotic. The Day of Your Appointment Take the prescribed pain medications (e.g. Tylenol, Motrin, Ibuprofen) and the antibiotic (e.g. Amoxicillin, Keftab, Augmentin, Doxycycline) one hour before your visit. If a sedative has been prescribed (e.g. Valium, Halcion, Ativan) take this with the other medications. Make sure you have a responsible adult drive you if you take a sedative. If a steroid has been prescribed (Medrol Dose Pack, Decadron) take the dosage as directed with your other medications. Clothing and Makeup Comfortable loose-fitting clothing is desirable. We suggest a short-sleeved shirt (please, no turtlenecks) and pants be worn, as well as comfortable shoes. No facial makeup. We recommend that men shave the day of the appointment. (Men with full beards and mustache need not shave.) Arriving If you are to be pre-medicated or sedated at the time of surgery, have a responsible adult drive you to and from the office. Getting Home If not sedated, you will be able to drive home. However, we recommend that arrangements be made with a reliable person to drive you home, especially if a sedative has been prescribed.
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