The following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming surgery. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at 972-233-9994 during regular business hours.

You should receive your pre/post-operative prescriptions with this instruction sheet. For your convenience, please have them filled prior to your scheduled surgery, unless they have been previously phoned into the pharmacy of your choice. Please bring your filled prescriptions with you to your appointment. Please do not forget to bring your pain medications.

It is important to stop taking fish oil, aspirin and non-steroidals such as Motrin and Advil, 7-10 days prior to your surgery. If you are taking Coumadin, Plavix or another blood thinner, remember to discontinue them as directed. If you take antibiotic premed, please take it as directed before your surgery. You will feel better if you have eaten prior to surgery. We keep the office cool, so dress warmly. You may bring your iPod or MP3 player with you if you like.

In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for weekly post-operative checks during the first 1-5 weeks. In most cases, after surgery we will also look forward to seeing you back for a periodontal maintenance cleaning and an examination of tissue maturation about 10-12 weeks following the surgery.


Please alert the office to any allergies or sensitivities that you might have to antibiotics. You will be prescribed an antibiotic if our doctor determines it to be necessary. Take as directed until gone. It is advisable not to take these medications on an empty stomach, as nausea may result. For women taking birth control pills, be advised that antibiotics may interfere with their effectiveness.


If you elect to use one of the following oral sedatives you must have a ride to and from the office. If previously prescribed, please bring your remaining tablets with you. Remember, we encourage you to eat prior to your surgery.

  • Ativan (Lorazepam)
  • Valium (Diazepam)
  • Triazalam (Halcion)


When preparing a post-op menu, please consider some of the following choices:
REMEMBER: No Seeds, Nuts, Popcorn, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Figs, Coconut or Chips
First Day:
 -Egg Salad (no nuts or celery)
-Soft Cream Cheese
-Cottage Cheese
-Fruit Juice
-Carnation Instant Breakfast, Ensure or other high protein drinks
-Custard / Pudding
-Ice Cream or Sorbet
-Malts or Milk Shakes
-Baked potatoe (cool)
Second Day:
 -Cream of Wheat or Cream or Rice
-Grits, Oatmeal or Soft Cereal
-Soft Pancakes
-Potato (well-cooked sweet or white)
-Carrots, Squash (welll cooked)
-Pimento, American Cheeses
-Cheese Spread
-Spaghetti, Fettucini, Maccaroni or Egg Noodles (any type of soft pasta)
-Apples: baked, stewed,applesauce
-Soup (cold to room temperature)
-Soft Scrambled Eggs
-Chicken (baked or broiled)
-Hamburger (finely ground)
-Halibut, Trout, Salmon or Sole (baked or broiled)
-Tuna (canned, baked or broiled)
-Papaya, Mango or Banana
REMEMBER: No Seeds, Nuts, Popcorn, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Figs, Coconut or Chips