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Pre-Operative Instructions for ALL surgical procedures or tooth extractions


DO NOT take Aspirin or any product containing Aspirin for 7 days prior to procedure. If you have been prescribed Aspirin by your physician, do not stop taking Aspirin without discussing with your dentist first.

DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages for 1 day prior to procedure.

DO NOT drink caffeinated beverages on the day of the procedure.

DO NOT Wear make-up (foundation or lipstick) if possible.

DO NOT take Vitamin E 400 IU 5 days prior to procedure.

DO NOT take the following supplements: Garlic, Magnesium, Selenium, CoQ10, Glucosamine, Lycopene, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin A Complex, Gingi Biloba, ginseng, Ginger.


DO take your regular medications at the usual times unless otherwise instructed.

DO wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

DO eat a meal (not heavy and not too light) before arriving at the office, unless instructed otherwise by the anesthesiologist.

DO tell your dentist if you are taking any herbal or nutritional supplements. Some supplements can make your blood thin and may cause bleeding following a surgical procedure.

DO bring any medication that you would normally carry with you. Example: inhaler.

Note for prescription antibiotics and ibuprofen

If you have been prescribed antibiotic and ibuprofen prior to surgery please make sure that you take the prescribed dose 1 hour before your appointment (unless otherwise instructed).

If any questions or problems arise prior to your next appointment, please call Dr. Jalbout at 646-825-1614.

Common Dental Surgery FAQs

1. What are considered dental surgeries?

In general, dental surgeries are any type of procedure that involves cutting the gums to achieve some sort of health benefit. This could for the removal/extraction of a tooth or root such as wisdom teeth extraction, a gum surgery to improve the heath of the teeth, or to cover the exposed roots in case of recessions. The placement of dental implants or bone grafting are also considered dental surgeries.

2. What are the different types of tooth extraction?

There are three types of tooth extractions:

  • Extraction of an erupted tooth (exposed above the gum) which require minimal cutting of gums or bone.
  • Extraction of tooth or root covered with gums which require some cutting of the gums to get access.
  • Extraction of a tooth covered by bone and gums which require cutting of the gums and removal of the covering bone to access the tooth for extraction.

3. How many teeth can a dentist pull at once?

In general 3-4 teeth can be pulled during a dental visit. However, if teeth are loose and the patient's health is good, it is possible to remove more teeth at one time. This would be something that you would have to speak with your local family dentist about to determine what is best for your individual oral health needs.

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