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Pre-operative Instructions

Before Meeting with Your Periodontist

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•  Maintain your normal diet prior to surgery, unless you have been directed otherwise.
•  For nitrous oxide sedation and IV Sedation no eating or drinking starting 6 hours before your scheduled procedure.
•  For all forms of sedation (oral, nitrous oxide gas, and IV) a designated driver is required.
•  Please take any medications we have asked you to start prior to surgery, as directed.
•  You should take all your prescription medications as you normally would. Special instructions for blood thinners see below:
•  Blood Thinners:High dose Aspirin should not be taken for ten days prior to your surgery. Low dose aspirin could be taken prior to surgery. Coumadin or Plavix is ordinarily stopped 2-4 days prior to surgery, unless otherwise instructed by your periodontist or physician. Always consult your medical Doctor before stopping Blood thinners.
•  If you ordinarily take a prophylactic antibiotic ( eg: for a prosthetic joint or heart valve) prior to dental treatment, you should take it one hour prior to surgery.
•  Please alert the office to any allergies to antibiotics. You will be prescribed an antibiotic if our doctor determines it to be necessary. Take as directed until gone.
•  If you elect to use nitrous oxide or oral sedatives or IV sedation, you must have a ride to and from the office.

To set up an appointment, give us a call at (585) 651-3194.
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Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants

Dr. Oren Weiss
900 Westfall Road, Suite B Rochester, NY 14618-2635

(585) 651-3194


Mon: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tues: 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thur: 8:00am-5:00pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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