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Surgery Instructions

We understand the concern and anxious feelings our patients have before oral surgery, and we will do whatever is necessary to ensure and maintain your comfort.

Below you will find information on preparing for your surgery as well as information on healing after your treatment.   This information should be read carefully and followed completely to assure our patients the most effective and professional periodontal treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns before or after your surgery, please feel free to contact us at 801-576-0077. We will be happy to discuss them with you.


BEFORE SURGERY:

To help us assist you in having a safe and comfortable experience, please follow these instructions prior to your appointment for surgery.


If you are planning on going to sleep (General or IV Sedation):

  • You must be escorted by a responsible adult who will take you home.
  • If you are under 18 hears old, you must be escorted by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please plan to have someone stay with you for the rest of the day and night, as it is not safe for you to be left alone the day of your surgery.
  • DO NOT have anything to eat or drink (including water) for a minimum of 8 hours before your surgery. This is essential for your safety!
  • DO NOT wear contact lenses.
  • DO NOT wear jewelry.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing and a short sleeved shirt.
  • Please use the restroom immediately before your appointment.
  • If Dr. Haymond has prescribed any medication to be taken prior to surgery, take the medication as directed.
  • Do not take aspirin or aspirin-containing products for two weeks before surgery.
  • Please brush your teeth prior to surgery.
  • The time of several professionals has been reserved exclusively for you. Please plan to arrive at your scheduled appointment time.
  • Please provide at least a 48-hour notice if you are unable to keep your appointment. We will gladly reschedule your appointment.
  • On occasion, emergencies in the office or at the hospital will cause our schedule to run late, or necessitate rescheduling your appointment. Your understanding in this unlikely event will be greatly appreciated.



AFTER SURGERY:

Important tips to remember after your surgery.

You should be on a SOFT DIET FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 DAYS. You may want to stock up on a few things. Here are some suggestions:
  • Milk Shakes
  • Jell-O
  • Soft Ice Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Pudding
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Protein Shakes
  • Applesauce
  • Soup (without chewy ingredients)
  • Warm Cereal
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast
  • Juice (fruit and vegetable)


Please avoid the following for 7 days:

  • Any type of sucking
  • Straws
  • Hard Candy
  • Cough Drops
  • Popsicles
  • Carbonated Drinks (Coke, Sprite, Pepsi, etc.)
  • HOT Soups and Drinks
  • Hard Ice Cream
  • SMOKING

 

Helpful Hint:

 Bags of frozen peas or corn placed in pillowcases make great ice packs. Icing will be necessary for the first 2 days.