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Pre-Op Instructions

Welcome to our pre-operative instructions page. At Optimum Oral Surgery Group, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care, and we want to make sure that you are well-prepared for your upcoming surgery.

Please review the following instructions carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Before Surgery

  • Stop taking aspirin and other blood thinners at least 7-10 days before surgery, unless otherwise directed by your surgeon.
  • If you are taking any other medications, please let your surgeon know at your pre-operative consultation.
  • If you have any medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease, please be sure to inform your surgeon.
  • If you are sick on the day of your surgery, please call our office as soon as possible.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything, including water, for at least 8 hours before your surgery.
  • Avoid smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery.
  • Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you to and from your surgery appointment.
  • Dress comfortably in loose-fitting clothing with short sleeves and low-heeled shoes.
  • Remove all jewelry, contact lenses, and makeup before surgery.

On The Day Of Surgery

  • Don’t eat or drink for 8 hours before your appointment. If surgery is scheduled in the morning, please don’t have anything after midnight.
  • No smoking.
  • Someone must come with you who can wait in the office while you are in surgery and can drive you home after.
  • You cannot drive for 24 hours after general anesthesia or IV sedation.
  • Please wear clothing with short or loose-fitting sleeves.
  • Please arrive at our office at least 30 minutes before your scheduled surgery time.
  • Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements.
  • If the patient is under the age of 18, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Bring your insurance card and photo ID.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before surgery.

After Surgery

  • You will be given post-operative instructions at your surgery appointment. Please be sure to follow these instructions carefully.
  • Take any prescribed medications as directed.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Apply ice to the surgical area for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day.
  • Eat a soft diet and avoid chewing on the surgical side of your mouth.
  • Avoid rinsing or brushing your teeth near the surgical site for 24 hours.
  • Call our office if you have any questions or concerns.

We hope this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

Dr. Chad Rebhun

Dr. Rebhun is a certified diplomat by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar and wisdom tooth surgery, sedation, general anesthesia, and oral reconstruction with dental implants.

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