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Pre Operative Instructions

Patients who have a clear understanding and expectation level before surgery have greater peace of mind. The following instructions and information will help you prepare yourself and ensure that your oral surgery goes smoothly.

  • If you are having General Anesthesia, you are to have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery. Surgeries using General Anesthesia are typically scheduled in the morning, however, if for some reason your surgery is scheduled in the afternoon you should have nothing to eat or drink for seven (7) hours prior to surgery.
  • If you have medications that you usually take (i.e. high blood pressure medication) or any premedication that Dr. Pitts has provided please take them using only a small sip of water.
  • If you are having General Anesthesia or IV Sedation, a responsible adult must accompany you to the office. They must remain in the office during the surgery, and be able to drive you home after your surgery.
  • Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Shirts should have sleeves that are easily drawn up above the elbow.
  • When possible, colored or metallic nail polish should be removed before surgery.
  • If you wear contacts, please remove them prior to surgery.
  • Remove any facial jewelry such as nose studs, lip rings or studs, or tongue studs. 
  • If possible, fill any prescriptions that Dr. Pitts may have given you prior to your appointment so that they will be available to you after your surgery.
  • Expect to have a post operative visit one week after the surgery.

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