INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS
appointment for ______________________________________________ is scheduled on
in our _________________office.
time is reserved specifically for you. Please arrive about 15 minutes prior to
your scheduled appointment. If you are late, we may need to reschedule your
surgery so that our other patients can be treated at their scheduled times.
DO NOT eat food or drink liquids (including water) for at least six (6)
hours prior to your appointment or we will be unable to administer nitrous oxide
who take daily medication (such as blood pressure, heart, or diabetes medicine,
or antibiotics) should take their medicines as scheduled (swallow
with a minimal amount of water) unless instructed otherwise.
Please bring the name and dosage of any medicines
you are currently taking.
Have a responsible person accompany you to drive you home. Minors must be
accompanied by a parent.
cannot allow patients to leave by TAXI or other transportation without an
Do not drink any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before your surgery.
Please discontinue the use of tobacco for as long as possible prior to your
appointment. Smoking may delay healing, will create increased discomfort
following surgery, and increase the risk of infection.
Please remove any oral and facial rings, posts, or other facial
before your appointment. (Non-dangling earrings are acceptable.)
Contact lenses, nail polish, false eyelashes, and heavy make-up should not be
worn to your appointment.
It is a good idea to have a few ice compresses made for when you arrive home.
You should have soft, bland food ready at home for the first day.
Someone should be available to be with you for 12 to 24 hours after you arrive
If there is a change in your health in the few days before surgery, such as fever,
chest cold, flu or persistent cough, please notify this office immediately.
If you have insurance, please bring the insurance cards or information with you!
YOU ARE UNABLE TO KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE AT LEAST 48
HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED VISIT.
YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR SURGERY, DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL THE
OFFICE. THANK YOU.