PRESURGICAL – Graft and Implant

  • If you are taking anticoagulation medication daily (ex: Coumadin, Plavix, Aspirin) please advise Dre Gascon.
  • Antibiotics will be prescribed for this type of surgery. If you require a prophylactic antibiotic before your dental treatments, it will not be necessary to do so this time. Our antibiotic prescription will suffice.

*Note: Taking antibiotics can diminish, or even inhibit the effectiveness of the birth control pill / No alcohol while taking antibiotics

  • Take all routine medications as directed by your physician. Please inform us of all medications you are currently taking.
  • Please inform us of any allergies to medications.
  • Make sure to eat well before your surgery. Preferably a low-fat meal.
  • Following your surgery, you should:
  • Plan 3 days of rest
  • For the first 2 weeks, avoid all physical activity that will lead to an increase in heart rate
  • DO NOT SMOKE FOR TWO WEEKS following your surgery. The action of smoking creates a suction which inhibits proper healing and increases the risk of rejection of the graft or implant.
  • For the first 24 hours following your surgery, your diet should be restricted to cold or room temperature liquids (ex: protein shakes [Boost and Ensure], pudding, soup, ice cream, yogurt, etc.)
  • You will be able to drive yourself home after surgery. If you wish to take an oral sedative, such as Ativan, you must arrange for someone driving you home.