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Pre-Op Surgical Instructions for
IV Sedation/General Anesthesia

One of Florida Oral Surgery’s services is wisdom teeth extraction surgery. If you are preparing to have oral surgery, following are important instructions on how you should prepare before and after the surgery.

Please read the following guidelines to insure a safe and pleasant experience before procedure.

Before the Surgery

Please make all the necessary arrangements before your surgery date:

  • Sedated patients cannot drive home. A separate driver must be present for the entirety of the procedure to escort the patient home.
  • The patient should take all of their usual medications at their normal times with ONLY A TINY SIP OF WATER, unless you have been told otherwise.
  • The patient must have an EMPTY STOMACH, including no food or water, 8 hours prior to surgery.
  • If the patient is diabetic, please check with our office regarding special instructions.
  • Please notify our office immediately if the patient may be pregnant, as this will alter your appointment.
    Note: the sedation and narcotics given before and after the procedure may cause serious birth defects.
  • Please notify the office as soon as possible should you develop any cold/flu symptoms such as nasal congestion, sore throat, fever or cough as this may alter your scheduled appointment.
  • Patients under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian accompany them at every appointment.

Day of Surgery

  • Please refrain from wearing any fragrances/perfumes due to sensitivities and allergies of others.
  • Patients are advised not to wear nail polish, gel or artificial nails on at least one index finger, no makeup, long sleeves or high heel/open toed shoes.
  • Patients are asked to remove facial and tongue piercings prior to surgery.
  • If given a pregnancy test, please take the morning of surgery and bring results back in the Ziploc bag provided.

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Nitrous Pre-Op Instructions

Please read the following guidelines to insure a safe and pleasant experience before your procedure.

Before the Surgery

Please make all the necessary arrangements before your surgery date:

  • Sedated patients cannot drive home. A separate driver must be present for the entirety of the procedure to escort the patient home.
  • The patient should take all of their usual medications at their normal times, unless directed otherwise by the doctor.
  • If the patient is diabetic, please check with our office regarding special instructions.
  • Please notify our office immediately if the patient may be pregnant, as this will alter your appointment.
    Note: the sedation and narcotics given before and after the procedure may cause serious birth defects.
  • Please notify the office as soon as possible should you develop any cold/flu symptoms such as nasal congestion, sore throat, fever or cough as this may alter your scheduled appointment.
  • Patients under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian accompany them at every appointment.

Day of Surgery

  • Please refrain from wearing any fragrances/perfumes due to sensitivities and allergies of others.
  • Patient may eat a small meal prior to surgery.
  • Patients are advised not to wear nail polish, gel or artificial nails on at least one index finger, no makeup, long sleeves or high heel/open toed shoes.
  • Patients are asked to remove facial and tongue piercings prior to surgery.
  • If given a pregnancy test, please take the morning of surgery and bring results back in the Ziploc bag provided.

Click to print our Nitrous Pre-Op Surgical Instructions.


Post-Op Instructions

Please read the following guidelines to insure a safe and pleasant experience after your procedure.

  • In order to avoid a dry socket (removal of the blood clot):
    a. DO NOT DRINK THROUGH A STRAW OR SPIT for 1 week after surgery.
    b. DO NOT SMOKE OR VAPE for 72 hours but it is best to wait 1 week.
  • To reduce swelling DO NOT LAY FLAT, stay elevated when sleeping.
  • Every 30 minutes change out gauze and replace until bleeding slows down (usually 2 – 3 hours).
  • REMEMBER TO REMOVE GAUZE BEFORE EATING, DRINKING OR GOING TO SLEEP SO YOU DO NOT CHOKE OR SWALLOW GAUZE.
  • For 24 hours after surgery eat soft foods and nothing too hot as to avoid burning or biting yourself.
  • Continue soft diet for 2 to 3 days following surgery. Let pain be your guide, if it hurts DO NOT eat it.
  • The day after surgery, gently start warm salt water/Listerine rinses 2 to 3 times a day and resume brushing your teeth.
  • If you are given ice packets, apply continuous ice for the following two days after surgery (make sure ice is not applied directly to skin).
  • Generally, the 2nd to 4th days after surgery are the worst for pain and swelling. It is normal for your mouth to have limited opening for 1 ½ weeks.
  • No Physical Exertion for 1 week after surgery.
  • Be sure the gauze is safely disposed of, so no one comes in contact with any blood or bodily fluid contamination.

Extra Info

  • Please note that if you have sutures, they will fall out on their own unless the Doctor gives you other specific instructions.
  • If you have any questions or problems, please contact us at the office (407) 330-3250 or you can contact Dr. DeWild directly by texting him only at (407) 340-4159.

Soft foods include: Soup, mashed potatoes, noodles, yogurt, pudding, ice cream, scrambled eggs, pancakes, ground beef, smoothies, etc.

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  • Florida Oral Surgery
    205 Bellagio Circle, Sanford, FL 32771

  • Phone: (407) 330-3250

  • Fax:      (407) 330-3209

  • Email: info@flaoralsurgery.com

  • Open: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15am to 4:30pm.

  •        Wednesday from 9:15am to 4:00pm and Friday from 8:15am to 2:00pm.

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