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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 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

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.)

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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