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What you Need to Know About Pre & Post-Op Instructions

Properly preparing for and recovering from a surgery are both essential parts of ensuring your operation is successful. Thankfully, there are simple-to-follow instructions for both pre-op and post-op. If you have an upcoming operation scheduled, here is what you need to know about pre & post-op instructions.

Pre-Op Instructions

Unless your oral surgeon tells you otherwise, don't eat or drink anything for at least eight hours before your surgery. Make sure someone accompanies you to the office who can drive you home, and wear loose fitting clothing. Remove any jewelry, contacts, excessive makeup, and nail polish. You'll also want to fill any prescriptions the day before the operation so you don't have to worry about it after your operation. The last piece of advice for the pre-op portion of our pre & post-op instructions is for you to be sure to notify the office if you contract any kind of cold or illness prior to your operation.

Post-Op Instructions

Your oral surgeon will provide you with specific post-op instructions. However, some general pre & post-op instructions for after your surgery include avoiding driving any vehicles or machinery the same day as your operation, avoiding heavy lifting, and drinking plenty of fluids (though not through a straw as this can dislodge your gauze). A small amount of bleeding is to be expected and can normally be stopped by biting down on gauze. Numbness from the local anesthetic is also to be expected and should wear off within a few hours - just be sure to avoid biting your tongue or cheek while they are numb. Use an ice pack to minimize swelling, and use the pain medications you are administered to manage your pain. Lastly, avoid brushing the area where your surgery was performed for 72 hours after the operation.

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