Pre-Operative Instructions for ALL surgical proceedures 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.