There is no special preparation for the grafting procedure. A good night’s rest always helps. Eat a light nutritious meal, something that settles easily on the stomach) prior to the procedure (this is the case with both local anesthetic and IV sedation).
Consider having the day of the surgery and the day after without the cares of the world on your back (time off).
If IV Sedation is to be used, you need someone to drive you home and take care of you for 24 hours.
AT THE OFFICE
Depending on how many teeth are to be treated the procedure takes from 1-2 hours (the amount of time was indicated to you at the initial consultation visit).
Once the anesthetic is administered (either local or IV sedation), you will not feel any discomfort.
Our skilled staff will review with you, in depth, how to take care of the surgical area, proper use of medications, and answer any and all of your questions. (Click here to view a copy of the post-op instructions)
We need to see you in one to two weeks for suture removal and an evaluation of the healing. Our office will help you with this.
HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK!
We know how important this is in proper healing!