Anthem Periodontics provides a variety of surgical procedures. We prides ourselves in the fact that we are very conservative in our treatments, recommendations, and limit surgery to the areas where it is absolutely necessary. Periodontal procedures are often needed to regenerate the bone and gum tissue to their original function and cosmetic appearance.
Periodontal Surgical Procedures
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General Surgical Instructions
- Please feel free to bring music to listen to during your appointment.
- Have any prescriptions filled prior to your surgery date.
- Any narcotic prescription must be filled within 3 days of date written.
- A sedative is available upon request.
- The sedative must be taken 40 minutes prior to appointment.
- If a sedative is taken, you must have a driver.
- If Motrin (Ibuprofen) and/or an antibiotic are prescribed, begin taking as directed on your prescription.
- We advise you to take the pain medication before your numbness wears off. It may be taken in the office after your surgery if you have a driver.
- Avoid alcohol and aspirin 3 to 5 days prior to surgery, as they are blood thinners and may cause excessive bleeding and delay healing.
- Please eat a good meal before your appointment, as you will be numb when you leave and not feel like eating for a while.
- Diet Suggestions: Have soft foods available: pasta, eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, tofu and potatoes are good choices.
- Make certain to eat prior to surgery, you may not feel much like eating after surgery, and it will be helpful when taking your medications.
- Avoid caffeine before surgery.
- The use of ice will help reduce swelling and pain after surgery.
- Ice is useful for the first 6-8 hours after surgery.
- Moist heat may be applied the day following surgery, for additional comfort.
- Allow 24 to 48 hours of rest after your surgery.
- Minimize your activity during this time.
- Avoid activities that will elevate your heart rate and blood pressure.
- Healing will occur much faster by resting.