You will view patient education on extractions.
Please wear loose fitting and comfortable
clothing. A sleeve may need to be rolled up to allow monitoring of
your blood pressure.
Please refrain from wearing heavy facial
make-up. Complimentary make-up is available after your surgery.
Eat about 3-4 hours before your surgery.
You may want to have someone come with you to
help drive you home and be present when we cover post-operative instructs
Try to plan no business or social activities
the day and evening of the surgery. Only a light schedule is
recommended for the day following the surgery.
Medications may be prescribed. These
will be taken prior to and/or after surgery. Please take these
according to the directions on the bottle. If you have been given Penicillin
V take 2 pills 4 hours for 48-72 hours, then complete prescription taking 1
pill every 6 hours.
Medications prescribed by you physician
should be taken at their regular time and dosage unless otherwise instructed
by Dr. Peterson. Please tell us of any over the counter or prescribed
medications you are presently taking.
Aspirin-containing drugs should be discontinued
for 10 days prior to surgery, if possible. Tylenol or ibuprofen-type
drugs should be discontinued 2-3 days before surgery, if possible .Plavix®
(clopidogrel bisulfate) should be
discontinued due to bleeding problems.
herbal medications and how they
Alcoholic beverages must be avoided 12 hours
before surgery and 48 hours after the surgery.
Do not smoke for 12 hours before surgery and
for 72 hours after surgery.
Women ONLY: taking "the
pill" or are in the first 22 days of your menstrual
cycle can cause poor blood-clot formation leading to exposed bone or
"dry socket" after a tooth extraction. You should have teeth
removed on days 23-28 or when you are taking the placebo pill in your packet of oral
One post operative appointment will be
required to evaluate and monitor healing and to educate you on
post-operative care and review your treatment plan. This appointment
will be scheduled 1 week after the surgery. Please contact us if this appointment
has not been made.
Remember that gingko, ginger,
and ginseng may increase
bleeding from dental procedures
who have been receiving IV
bisphosphonates should avoid
having teeth pulled at all costs!Bisphosphonates
can cause altered or improper
healing after extractions,
sometimes leading to a breakdown
of the jawbone around the
extraction sites. This
condition, known as osteo-necrosis,
can be severe.
Recommendation for the
Prevention, Diagnosis and
Osteonecrosis of the Jaw.