Before your appointment

It is very important that a few simple items have been completed. Please take the time to read the following instructions:

One of the most important factors to consider is the need for a pre-medication or the need to stop a medication for an appointment.

A pre-medication is most often an antibiotic taken one hour prior to an appointment. This prevents bacteria within your mouth from spreading through your bloodstream to other parts of your body. If you have had joint replacements or qualifying vascular troubles, your physician will have informed you of this need for an “antibiotic pre-med.”

Following your consultation appointment, any medications which need to be discontinued before surgery will be presented to you and your physician will be contacted by our office to ensure this is safe for your health. These medications most often include blood thinners.

Before a consultation appointment, please have a complete list of all prescription and over the counter (OTC) medications you are currently taking including the amounts and how many times per day. It would also be good to include nutritional supplements (herbal, vitamins, etc…). In addition to this information, please make sure to inform us of any allergies to medicines that you may have.

Before a surgery appointment, there may be several steps to follow. Each of the following will be determined at your consultation appointment. You may need to pre-medicatate with an antibiotic, you may need to stop a medication you are currently taking, or you may need to take special medications prescribed by our office before you come in.

Understanding that this may be confusing, our staff will review these specific medications and instructions with you until all of your questions are fully answered.

Thank you for taking the time to read these instructions to ensure your information within our system is accurate. This will allow us to treat you safely and effectively.