Routine Post-Surgical Instructions
Medications/Prescriptions for pain: All antibiotics that are prescribed need to be taken until finished. If you experience stomach problems or diarrhea from the antibiotics, eating active culture yogurt may help decrease the incidence. Pain medication is to be taken as instructed by the bottle. When taking a strong pain medication, working and driving should be avoided. The local anesthesia should wear off between 1 to 4 hours following surgery. It is important to take your pain medications before local anesthesia wears off. Pain medications should not be taken on an empty stomach as nausea and vomiting can occur. Sipping flat 7-UP, ginger ale, cola, or Sprite may help.
When taking ANY medication, if you being to develop a rash, itching, difficulty breathing, nasal congestion, or swelling of the eyes not related to surgery, STOP TAKING ALL MEDICATIONS IMMEDIATELY. If for whatever reason you cannot get in touch with our office, it is important to get to a hospital or emergency clinic to evaluate your reaction.
All female patients who are taking birth control should be advised that if the doctor prescribes antibiotics an alternative form of birth control should be used during that period of time.
After any surgery, you should expect to experience some mild to moderate discomfort, but you should not expect severe pain immediately following and during the healing period. You will experience the greatest discomfort as the anesthesia wears off. Therefore, it is important to take the prescribed medication before that happens.
We are truly concerned about your health and well being. Please call us at anytime because it is our wish to have you be as comfortable as possible while healing.
Emergency Contact Phone Number: 703-719-9305
Do you accept Insurance?
For your convenience we accept all PPO dental insurance plans and we are in network with most of them as well.
Do you accept new patients?
What if I have no insurance?
Our prices are affordable and we will work with your budget. Also, we have different payment options to help you achieve your needs.