Before Wisdom Teeth Surgery

  1. Do not eat or drink anything (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.
  2. Do not smoke for at least 12 hours before wisdom teeth removal. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  3. A responsible adult must accompany all patients to the office for the procedure, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home afterward.
  4. The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  5. Please wear loose-fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow and low-heeled shoes.
  6. Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of wisdom teeth extraction.
  7. Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  8. If the patient has an illness such as a cold, sore throat, or an upset stomach or bowel, please notify the office.
  9. If the patient takes routine oral medications, please check with the doctor prior to the surgical date for instructions.