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You may preregister with our office by filling out our secure online Patient Registration Form. After you have completed the form, please make sure to press the Submit button at the bottom to automatically send us your information. On your first visit to our office, we will have your completed form available for your signature. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we have taken every precaution to protect it.

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Initial Consultation

Your initial visit will include a review of your health history, pertinent x-rays, a thorough oral exam, and diagnosis/ treatment planning. Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • A panoramic x-ray taken within the last year (if available) from your general dentist or orthodontist. Otherwise we can take a digital panoramic x-ray during your initial visit.
  • A list of medications you are presently taking.
  • Any dental and/or medical insurance cards and information.

Should you choose to schedule treatment, the details of your surgery and anesthesia options will be explained. A surgical assistant will go over the pre- and post-operative care instructions. Financial options will be discussed and any questions you have will be addressed. You will be asked to sign an informed medical consent document as well as a financial form. Written instructions will be given to you to take home for review.


Before Your Surgery

The Day of Your Oral Surgery With IV sedation

ON YOUR DAY OF SURGERY, PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING:

1. INITIALED AND SIGNED CONSENT FORMS

2. SOMEONE TO DRIVE YOU HOME

3. PAYMENT FOR SERVICE (CASH OR CREDIT)

  1. IF you are planning on having IV sedation - DO NOT eat or drink anything (including water) for eight hours prior to surgery. A safe guideline is not to eat or drink past mid-night the night before.
  2. If you take necessary daily medications please talk to our doctors or an assistant to determine if those medications should be taken the day of the surgery, or if the medication should be stopped prior to surgery or the morning of (an example of a medication that should be stopped prior is a blood thinner). If it is determined that you may take your necessary daily medications the day of surgery, you may take your medications with only a sip of water (less than an inch).
  3. You must have someone come with you to your surgery to drive you home, preferably a parent or relative. We cannot allow you to take a taxi or bus home by yourself.
  4. Please wear a SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT WITH LOOSE-FITTING ARMS the day of surgery so your blood pressure can be monitored and anesthesia may be administered. DO NOT wear any jewelry around your neck. Please remove fingernail polish from your left hand for an oxygen sensor to be placed on your finger to monitor your oxygen levels during surgery.
  5. If you wear contact lenses, please do not wear them the day of surgery. Also, avoid wearing shorts as you may become chilled waking up from anesthesia.
  6. Prior to surgery, please use the restrooms located down the main corridor to the right as you walk into our office.
  7. A representative from our office will call to confirm your appointment prior to your surgery date. If you have any questions or need to cancel or postpone your surgery for any reason, please contact our office at 303-806-8600 at least a week in advance.
  8. Being prepared at home prior to your surgery will help to make that day easier. Suggested foods to have on hand on that day are: Creamy soups, apple juice, milk shakes, pudding, applesauce, Jell-O, yogurt and ice cream. Please do not eat any spicy soft foods. If you are having tooth extractions, DO NOT use a straw. Any foods (shakes, malts, frosty drinks, etc.) should be eaten with a spoon.
  9. Remember to Be Optimistic! It won’t be as bad as you think. Remember to have a good dinner the night before your surgery, as it may be several days before your diet returns to normal.

The Day of Your Oral Surgery With Local Anesthesia Only

ON YOUR DAY OF SURGERY, PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING:

1. INITIALED AND SIGNED CONSENT FORMS

2. PAYMENT FOR SERVICE (CASH OR CREDIT) PERSONAL CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

  1. If you take necessary daily medications please talk to our doctors or an assistant to determine if those medications should be taken the day of the surgery, or if the medication should be stopped prior to surgery or the morning of surgery (an example of a medication that should be stopped prior is a blood thinner).
  2. Fill the prescriptions that you were given at your initial consultation. Dental implant patients should begin using the peridex rinse 2 days prior to surgery.
  3. On the day of your surgery, please use the restrooms located down the main corridor to the right as you walk into our office.
  4. A representative from our office will call to confirm your appointment prior to your surgery date. If you have any questions or need to cancel or postpone your surgery for any reason, please contact our office at 303-806-8600 at least one week in advance. Appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours notice may be subject to a fee.
  5. Being prepared at home prior to your surgery will help to make that day easier. Suggested foods immediately after surgery are: Creamy soups, apple juice, milk shakes, pudding, applesauce, Jell-O, yogurt and ice cream. If you are having tooth extractions, do not use a straw. Any foods (shakes, malts, frosty drinks, etc.) should be eaten with a spoon.
  6. Remember to be optimistic! It won’t be as bad as you imagine. Have a substantial dinner the night before your surgery, as it may be a few days before your diet returns to normal.

After Your Surgery

After Your Oral Surgery

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS-Oral Surgery

Pain Management: Most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. It is important to eat food prior to taking pain medication (see Diet below). If you do not achieve adequate relief with pain medication, you may supplement each pain pill with an analgesic such as ibuprofen (unless you are taking Vicoprofen which has ibuprofen in it). It is important that you stay ahead of the pain by taking a pain pill every four hours through the first day of surgery. Remember, discomfort and swelling may increase for the first three or four days.  On day two through five you can switch to 600mg of Ibuprofen every 6 hours.  You can use your Vicoprofen between doses if you have more severe pain.  If you develop hives or rash, or diarrhea discontinue all medication and immediately contact our office.

Nausea:  If you experience nausea, stop taking pain medications and liquid foods.  Wait one hour.  If nausea has passed slowly restart the liquids.  If nausea continues it may help to drink one ounce of a carbonated beverage.  If this helps continue with clear broths or tea.  If nausea subsides continue with soft diet so you can restart pain medication.

Bleeding: It is normal to have intermittent oozing for the first 24 hours. Bleeding can be controlled by placing at least two folded gauze packs over the wound and biting to place pressure on the wound for 30-45 minutes at a time. Remove gauze when eating and replace when finished.  If bleeding persists you may substitute a tea bag (dipped in water and squeezed damp-dry) for 30 minutes. If bleeding remains uncontrolled, please call our office. Do not sleep with gauze in your mouth.

Activity:  It is important that you stay home and rest for the first three days.  You can begin physical activity on the 4th day after surgery (day one being your day of surgery).

Swelling: Swelling can be minimized by using an ice pack (placed in the jaw wrap for 48 hours) and placing it on the affected side(s) for approximately 30 minutes every hour for the first 48 hours. After 48 hours, you can begin applying a warm compress to the affected side(s) for approximately 30 minutes of every hour to help soothe tender areas.  Sleeping with 2 pillows may also help.

Oral Hygiene: To minimize the risk of infection, begin gentle salt water rinses after the first 24 hours. Use approximately 1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gently rinse two to three times daily until your follow-up appointment. You must use the syringe provided after five days. Draw lukewarm water into the syringe, place the tip of the syringe down into the extraction socket, and gently flush the socket until clean, three times per day until your follow-up appointment. Do this until you are certain that the extraction socket has closed completely.

Diet: Eat soft foods for the first few days (soup, mashed potatoes, overcooked pasta, bananas, and yogurt). Avoid hot foods, acid foods (tomato and orange juice) and spicy foods. Milk shakes or smoothies are also good if they do not have seeds.  Do not use a straw for the first week after surgery. Avoid foods that will injure the area such as nuts, popcorn, potato chips, etc. No tobacco, alcohol, alcohol-based mouth rinses, or peroxide-based products such as whitening toothpastes for at least 7 days.

Travel:  It is important not to travel for 1 week.  A change of pressure (elevators, mountains or airplanes) may be uncomfortable and cause oral or nasal bleeding.

Orthodontic Retainers/Night Guards:  You may wear your retainer if it is comfortable.  You may need to refrain from wearing your retainer for a few days.

Telephone Support 24/7:  Englewood: 303-806-8600.  If you have any questions please call our office.  Our surgical assistants are available to answer your questions Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.  For after hours support, please call the same number and the answering service will have our doctors will return your call.  We encourage you to call if you have questions or if you feel something is not right during office hours to get immediate assistance.

Oral Surgery Post Operative Instructions

After Your Dental Implant

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS- Dental Implants

Pain Management: Most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. It is important to eat food prior to taking pain medication (see Diet below). If you do not achieve adequate relief with pain medication, you may supplement each pain pill with an analgesic such as ibuprofen (unless you are taking Vicoprofen which has ibuprofen in it). It is important that you stay ahead of the pain by taking a pain pill every four hours through the first day of surgery. Remember, discomfort and swelling may increase for the first three or four days.  On day two through five you can switch to 600mg of Ibuprofen every 6 hours.  You can use your Vicoprofen between doses if you have more severe pain.  If you develop hives, rash, or diarrhea discontinue all medication and immediately contact our office.
 
Nausea:  If you experience nausea, stop taking pain medications and liquid foods.  Wait one hour.  If nausea has passed, slowly restart the liquids.  If nausea continues it may help to drink one ounce of a carbonated beverage.  If this helps continue with clear broths or tea.  If nausea subsides continue with soft diet so you can restart  pain medication.  

Bleeding: It is normal to have intermittent oozing for the first 24 hours. Bleeding can be controlled by placing a folded gauze pack over the wound and biting to place pressure on the wound for 30-45 minutes at a time. Remove gauze when eating and  replace when finished.  If bleeding remains uncontrolled, please call our office. Do not sleep with gauze in your mouth.

Swelling: Swelling can be minimized by using an ice pack and placing it on the affected side(s) for approximately 30 minutes every hour for the first 48 hours. After 48 hours, you can begin applying a warm compress to the affected side(s) for approximately 30 minutes of every hour to help soothe tender areas.  Sleeping with 2 pillows may also help.

Oral Hygiene: To minimize the risk of infection, begin gentle salt water rinses the following day.   Use approximately one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gently rinse three or four times daily for a week.  DO NOT RINSE VIGOROUSLY FOR THE FIRST WEEK.  Continue using the Peridex mouth rinse starting the day after surgery, twice daily for one more week.  DO NOT use any other mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide—these agents are harmful to the healing process.

Do not probe the area with any object.  You may brush gently.  Do not use an electric tooth brush or water pick around the implant.  If a healing cylinder is placed (a small titanium post that is showing through the gum area) you may brush it gently like a normal tooth.

Diet: Do not intentionally chew on the implant during the healing time of two to three months.  If possible, chewing should be done on the opposite side.  If multiple implants are placed, use a softer diet during healing.  Eat soft foods for the first few days (soup, mashed potatoes, overcooked pasta, bananas, and yogurt). Avoid hot foods, acid foods (tomato and orange juice) and spicy foods. Milk shakes or smoothies are also good if they do not have seeds.  Do not use a straw for the first week after surgery. Avoid foods that will injure the area such as nuts, popcorn, potato chips, etc. No tobacco, alcohol, alcohol-based mouth rinses, or peroxide-based products such as whitening toothpastes for the first two weeks.

Travel:  It is important not to travel for 1 week.  A change of pressure (elevators, mountains or airplanes) may be uncomfortable and cause oral or nasal bleeding.

Telephone Support 24/7:   Englewood: 303-806-8600.  If you have any questions please call our office.  Our surgical assistants are available to answer your questions Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.  For after hours support, please call the same number and the answering service will have Dr. Stone return your call.  We encourage you to call if you have questions or if you feel something is not right during office hours to get immediate assistance.

Dental Implant Post Operative Instructions