Pre-Surgical Instructions

You have been scheduled for an endodontic surgical procedure. The surgery will be performed using local anesthesia. Most patients are able to drive home and return to work the following day. Post-operative complications are rare, but swelling and/or bruising may occur. Discomfort after the procedure is minimal, and readily controlled with medications. A doctor is available for consultation, at all times, should a problem arise.

  1. Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your surgery.
  2. If you are on daily aspirin or blood-thinning medication, please inform us so that consultation with your physician about changing the regimen before surgery can be accomplished.
  3. Please do not take Aspirin or medications containing Aspirin for one week prior to your appointment.
  4. If you have been advised by your physician to use antibiotic pre-medication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, hip, knee, cardiac or other prosthesis, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your surgical appointment.