Instructions PRIOR to Surgical Procedures or Tooth Extractions
DO NOT take Aspirin or any product containing Aspirin for 7 days prior to procedure. If you have been prescribed Aspirin by your physician, do not stop taking Aspirin without discussing with your dentist first.
DO NOT drink alcohol beverages for 1 day prior to procedure.
DO NOT drink caffeinated beverages on the day of the procedure.
DO NOT wear make-up (foundation, lipstick) if possible.
DO NOT take Vitamin E 400 IU 5 days prior to procedure.
DO take your regular medications at the usual times unless otherwise instructed.
DO wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
DO eat a meal (not heavy and not too light) before arriving at the office.
DO tell your dentist if you are taking any herbal or nutritional supplements, as some supplements can make your blood thin and may cause you to bleed following a surgical procedure.
DO bring any medication that you would normally carry with you. EXAMPLE: Inhaler