Pre-operative Instructions

The following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming surgery. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at 02 92212007 during regular business hours.

In some case you willreceive your preoperative prescriptions with this instruction sheet. For your convenience, please have them filled prior to your scheduled surgery, unless they have been previously phoned into the pharmacy of your choice. Please bring your filled prescriptions with you to your appointment.

It may be important to stop taking Aspirin, and other blood thinners including Cartiaand non-steroidal anti inflammatory medicationssuch as Nurofen or Brufen, 7-10 days prior to your surgery. If you are taking Coumadin, Warfarinor another blood thinners, remember to inform the Periodontist and discontinue them as directed. If you normally take antibiotic premedication, please take it as directed before your surgery. You will feel better if you have eaten prior to surgery. We keep the office cool, so dress warmly. If you have elected to have oral sedation prior to the procedure it is important to arrive at least 30minutes before your appointment.

We will give you written and verbal post operative instructions as well as analgesics and antibacterial mouth washes and Antibiotic prescriptions if required. You will also be given Drs Grossberg, Todes or Kalos contact phone numbers in case of emergency.

In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will normaly see youafter 1 or 2 weeks forpost-operative checks. In most cases, after surgery we will also look forward to seeing you back for a periodontal maintenance cleaning and an examination of tissue maturation about 10-12 weeks following the surgery.


Please alert the office to any allergies or sensitivities that you might have to antibiotics.A loading dose of Antibiotics is often given prior to your surgical procedure.Youmay also be prescribed an antibiotic after the procedureif our doctor determines it to be necessary. It is advisable not to take these medications on an empty stomach, as nausea may result. For women taking birth control pills, be advised that antibiotics may interfere with their effectiveness.


Sedatives are often prescribed prior to surgical procedures.If you elect to have an oral sedative you should attend at least 30 minutes before the procedure and it will be given to you. As you cannot drive for the rest of the day it is important that you have someone accompany you home following the procedure. Remember, we encourage you to eat prior to your surgery. Oral sedatives that we prescribe include the following.

  • Ativan (Lorazepam)
  • Valium (Diazepam)
  • Halcion (Triazalam)

Food Suggestions

When preparing a post-op menu, please consider some of the following soft foodchoices:

  • Ensure/Slim Fast
  • Soups
  • Pudding
  • Rice
  • Apple Sauce
  • Oatmeal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Jell-O
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt
  • Pasta
  • Milk Shakes
  • Casseroles
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Cottage Cheese