Instructions

Instructions

Our entire team strives to provide every patient at Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center with excellent quality of care. Being prepared for your procedure is one way to ensure that you receive the best results, which is why we've provided pre- and post-operative instructional text and videos for our procedures. It is crucial that you read and follow these instructions carefully. Specific instructions are different for each procedure, so make sure to read all the directions for your specific treatment carefully.

We want you to feel comfortable with your treatment, and being prepared for your procedure will ensure that you minimize discomfort, receive the results you desire, and avoid complications. Contact our office immediately if you have any questions or concerns about your procedure or the pre- and post-surgery instructions. One of our staff members will gladly help you with any questions.
Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers the best possible care to patients in and around the city of Indianapolis. We offer many anesthesia options, advanced 3D scanning technology, and advanced surgical techniques to make sure our patients receive the personalized care they deserve. If you have any questions about our policies or procedures, we invite you to contact our office with any questions. Schedule a consultation today to find out if one of our procedures is right for you.

Pre-Operative Instructions

Pre-Operative Instructions

You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment. For morning surgery, no food or liquids after midnight the night before surgery. No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery. A responsible adult must…

Post-Operative Instructions: Dental Extractions

Post-Op Dental Extraction

After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing persists, insert another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes…

Post-Operative Instructions: Multiple Extractions

Post-Op Multiple Extractions

A small amount of bleeding is to be expected following the operation. If bleeding occurs, place a gauze pad directly over the bleeding socket and apply biting pressure for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues, a moist tea bag can be used for 30 minutes. If bleeding occurs avoid hot liquids, exercise…

Post-Operative Instructions: Exposure of Impacted Teeth

Post-Op Impacted Teeth

Do not disturb the wound. If surgical packing was placed, leave it alone; the pack helps to keep the tooth exposed. If it gets dislodged or falls out, do not get alarmed. Bleeding Some bleeding or redness in the saliva…

Post-Operative Instructions: Wisdom Teeth

Post-Op Wisdom Teeth

The removal of impacted wisdom teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Post-operative care is very important. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully. FIVE THINGS NOT TO DO FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS: No smoking No use of drinking straws or carbonated beverages…

Post-Operative Instructions: Dental Implants

Post-Op Dental Implants

Do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There may be a metal healing abutment protruding through the gingival (gum) tissue. Bleeding Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills up rapidly with blood) can be controlled by biting on a gauze…

Post-Operative Instructions: Bone Grafting

Post-Op Bone Grafting

The following information applies when grafting material has been placed into extraction sites to help preserve your jaw bone in preparation for possible implant replacement of the extracted tooth. Your bone graft is made up of many particles. You may find some small granules in your mouth for the first several days. Do not be alarmed by these. It’s normal…

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Indianapolis Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

1320 N. Post Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46219
 Phone:  317-900-4535
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1320 N. Post Rd
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