Pre-Op/ Post-Op Instructions

Oral Surgery in the Amherst & Buffalo, NY areas


You will always be given local anesthesia for your oral surgery, but you may choose other anesthesia options as a supplement if your medical history allows. Each choice requires different preparation on your part. For your safety, it is important that you read and follow the instructions carefully. If you are unclear about anything, please ask us prior to your scheduled surgery date.

For all oral surgery, please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Tops/shirts should have sleeves that are easily drawn up above the elbow.
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Post-Operative Instructions:

A: If you are planning on being awake for your oral surgery (Local Anesthesia Only):

  • Have a light meal a few hours prior to surgery.
  • For more extensive procedures you may wish to have someone drive you home.
  • Plan to rest for a few hours after surgery.
  • You may bring with you an iPhone, iPod or MP3 player with small earphones.
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B: If you are planning on being asleep for your surgery (IV Sedation or
General Anesthesia):

  • You must have had nothing to eat or drink after midnight (No Water, No Gum Chewing, No Mints). You may brush your teeth the morning of surgery.
  • However, it is important that you take any regular medications (high blood pressure, antibiotics, etc.) or any premedication prescriptions that we may have provided, using a small sip of water.
  • Please wear a short-sleeve shirt, tie back long hair and remove any nail polish.
  • You must have a responsible person who will remain in the office during surgery and drive you home after surgery.
  • Plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Do not drive, operate power tools or other hazardous machinery for 24 hours after surgery.
  • Refrain from alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to your surgery.
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