Patients

Preparation for Periodontal / Implant Surgery

‣ Inform the office of any changes in your health or the medications you are taking.

‣ Do not take any Aspirin beginning 7 days prior to your surgery.

‣ Inform your employer that you are about to have an oral surgical procedure and that time off from work might be necessary after the surgery.

‣ Fill any prescriptions Dr. Ghiabi may have prescribed for you.

‣ Do not take any Aspirin or Aspirin-containing medications.

‣ Take any medications prescribed by Dr. Ghiabi as instructed.

‣ Minimize drinking alcoholic beverages.

‣ Eat a nutritious food.

‣ Have a good night’s rest. 

You may want to prepare the following foods for after your surgery:

     ○ Pasta

     ○ Mashed Potatoes

     ○ Smoothies

     ○ Soups

     ○ Greek Yogurt

     ○ Scrambled Eggs

     ○ Applesauce

     ○ Mashed Bananas

     ○ Banana Ice Cream


‣ IF ORAL SEDATION IS PLANNED, DO NOT EAT OR DRINK 2 HOURS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.

‣ Otherwise, eat a light breakfast, but avoid taking excessive liquid (tea or coffee) and fatty food (butter or eggs).

‣ If surgery is planned in the afternoon, eat a light lunch.

‣ Take your medications prescribed by your doctor as usual.

‣ Take any medications prescribed by Dr. Ghiabi as instructed.

‣ Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. 

‣ Do not wear facial make-up or nail polish. 

‣ For men: If you have a beard, please shave it before your surgery. 

‣ If possible, arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery.


Instructions for Conscious Sedation

‣ We will provide you with the sedation medication when you arrive at the office.

‣ Do not eat or drink 2 hours before your appointment.

‣ Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing. 

‣ Do not wear facial make-up or nail polish. 

‣ Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before your appointment.

‣ Do not take sleeping pills for 24 hours before your appointment.

‣ Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery for 24 hours.

‣ You will require a responsible person to take you home and remain with you for the remainder of the day.

‣ Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 12 hours.

‣ Do not take sleeping pills for 12 hours.

‣ Do not climb stairs without assistance until completely recovered. 

‣ No heavy lifting until completely recovered. 

‣ Drink lots of water.

Care of Your Mouth Following Surgery 

‣ Take any medications prescribed by Dr. Ghiabi as directed.

‣ Place an ice pack on your face for 3-4 hours (10 minutes on, 5 minutes off).

‣ For Gum Graft procedures:

   ○ Wear your surgical stent continuously for 24 hours after surgery. Beyond that, you may wear it as needed.

‣ For Sinus Graft procedures:

  ○  Minimize nose blowing for 4 weeks after the surgery.

  ○ If you find that you have to blow your nose within the 4 weeks post surgical, please take an over the counter Antihistamine (nothing into the nose area, only oral medications).

‣ If you have a partial plate:

  ○ Do not wear it until the stitches are out.

  ○  Bring it with you to the first post-op visit, as it may need to be adjusted.

‣ Avoid aggressive sneezing for 4 weeks; try to muffle your sneezes.

‣ Stay on a soft diet for 2 weeks after surgery.

‣ Do not drink through a straw.

‣ Drink plenty of water.

‣ Do not drink hot liquids for 24 hours after surgery.

‣ Do not rinse your mouth for 24 hours after surgery. After that, rinse your mouth with warm salt/water (2 tea spoon salt in a cup of water) 2-3 times a day. If you have been prescribed a mouth rinse, use it instead of salt/water rinse.

‣ Do not smoke for 2 weeks after surgery.

‣ Do not brush your teeth in area of surgery until all the stitches are removed. You may brush the remaining areas.

‣ Do not eat crunchy food (like popcorn and nuts) for 6 weeks after surgery.

‣ Do not swim for 6 weeks after surgery.

‣ Some swelling may occur on the first day of surgery and is normal. Swelling beginning 3 or more days after surgery is not normal.

Minor bleeding may occur on the first day of surgery and is normal.

‣ Some pain following surgery is normal. However, excessive pain and discomfort beginning 3 or more days after surgery is not normal.


Care of Your Mouth Following an Extraction

‣ Bite on a sterile gauze pad for 2-3 hours. You may change the gauze every 15 minutes.

‣ Place an ice pack on your face for 3-4 hours (10 minutes on, 5 minutes off). Do not rinse your mouth for 24 hours after the extraction.

‣ After 24 hours, you may rinse your mouth with warm salt-water (1 teaspoon salt in a cup of water) 2-3 times a day for 2 weeks. If you have been prescribed a mouth rinse, use it instead.

‣ Do not brush the extraction site for 7 days (you may brush your remaining teeth). If you are a smoker, minimize smoking for 2 weeks.

‣  Do not drink hot liquids for 24 hours.

‣ Do not drink through a straw for 24 hours.

‣ Stay on a soft diet for 2 weeks.

‣ Do not exercise strenuously for 7 days.

Medications
Take any medications prescribed to you by Dr. Ghiabi.

Swelling
Some swelling may occur within 1-3 days after extraction and is normal. Swelling beginning 4 or more days after extraction is not normal.

Bleeding
Minor bleeding may occur on the first day of extraction and is normal. Excessive bleeding is not normal. Please call the office if you are experiencing excessive bleeding.

Pain and Discomfort
Some pain following extraction is normal. Please call the office if you are experiencing excessive pain.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Does my insurance cover the cost of the procedure?

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of the procedure. However, to be sure, we will file a pre-authorization claim on your behalf. The insurance company will let YOU know if your procedure is covered and to what extent.

Does the surgery hurt?

The only part of the procedure that hurts is the freezing. Once you are completely frozen, you will not have any more discomfort during the procedure.

Does the surgical site hurt following the procedure?

Most patients experience some discomfort for about 7-10 days after the procedure. However, the level of discomfort varies greatly from one patient to another. To minimize the discomfort, we will provide you with an analgesic.

How do I take care of my mouth following the surgery?

For a complete list of things to do, or not to do, please see Care of Your Mouth Following Surgery section.

What can I eat following the surgery?

For the first 2 weeks, we ask you to stay on a soft diet. Foods like pasta, soup, mashed potatoes, frozen yogurt, smoothies … are good.

Do I need to take any time off following the surgery?

Most patients can go to work the day after the procedure. However, you may want to let your colleagues know that you are having an oral surgical procedure done, in case you need to take some time off.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS   


“ I recently had some work done by Dr. Edmond. I was pleased with their excellent and professional service in a very relaxing environment.”

Jennifer, Winsloe

2019-09-24T13:50:57+00:00

Jennifer, Winsloe

“ I recently had some work done by Dr. Edmond. I was pleased with their excellent and professional service in a very relaxing environment.”
“ I am thankful to Dr. Edmond for effortlessly calming my fears regarding my dental surgery. His staff were very professional and were in constant communication regarding upcoming appointments. ”

Sam, Charlottetown

2019-09-24T13:50:00+00:00

Sam, Charlottetown

“ I am thankful to Dr. Edmond for effortlessly calming my fears regarding my dental surgery. His staff were very professional and were in constant communication regarding upcoming appointments. ”