Patient Info

Preoperative Instructions

For patients taking Valium: you need to be accompanied by a responsible adult; you cannot arrive or leave alone.

For patients undergoing Intravenous (IV) Sedation: do not eat/drink 8 (eight) hours prior to the surgery appointment.

Please wear a shirt/top that if stained, would be OK.

Please use the restroom just before your appointment.

Please continue your normal diet before the surgical appointment.  Do not skip meals (unless you are having IV Sedation).  Nutrition is important!

If you take a daily aspirin, please discontinue one week prior to your surgical appointment.  You can resume taking aspirin the following day after periodontal surgery.  Please discuss your aspirin regimen with us if temporary discontinuation would be an issue with your primary care physician.