Prior to Surgery Instructions

Medical History:

It is important that you have supplied the office with an up-to date current Medical History to be reviewed prior to your surgical procedure.

Sedation:

If you wish to take an oral sedative prior to your surgery, this must be discussed in advance of your surgery appointment. You will need someone to drive you home after your surgery.

Medications:

  1. Over the Counter:

− Discontinue Aspirin and any medications containing Aspirin for 7 days prior to your surgical appointment, unless otherwise advised by your physician.

− Discontinue Advil or any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication 7 days prior to your surgical procedure.

− Discontinue Vitamin E 7 days prior to your surgical procedure.

  1. Prescribed Medications:

− Take all routine medications as directed unless otherwise advised.

  1. Take any prescribed antibiotic and anti-inflammatory as directed and have other prescriptions filled.
  2. Prepare Pain Relief Medications:
    Ibuprofen, Paracetamol and if prescribed Oxycodone.

Preparation:

− Eat a light meal prior to your surgical appointment. Avoid heavy or greasy foods.

− Plan to rest at home for the remainder of the day of your surgical appointment.

− Following surgery, you should have cold liquids for your next 3 meals. Protein shakes, ice cream, and yogurt are good choices.

− Ice packs may need to be available for the first 24 hours as well.

 Practice Hours – Reception – (07) 3870 3333
After hours: Dr Paul McKay – 0432 991 793

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