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Prior to your oral and maxillofacial surgery at East Texas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, it is essential to follow these pre-operative instructions to ensure a safe and successful procedure:

  1. NPO (Nothing by Mouth): It is crucial that you abstain from eating or drinking anything for at least 6 hours before your scheduled surgery. This includes food, liquids, gum, and mints. However, you may take any prescribed medications with a small amount of water unless otherwise instructed by your surgeon.
  2. Medications: If you take regular medications, please inform your surgeon during your pre-operative consultation. They will provide specific instructions on which medications to take on the day of your surgery and which ones to temporarily discontinue. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to avoid any complications.
  3. Arranging a Driver: It is mandatory to have a responsible adult, aged 18 years or older, accompany you to your appointment and drive you home afterward. The effects of anesthesia and surgical procedures can impair your ability to drive, so having a designated driver is essential for your safety.
  4. Clothing: Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of your surgery. Avoid wearing jewelry, contact lenses, and tight-fitting accessories. Additionally, remove any nail polish or artificial nails.
  5. Assistance: If you have any special needs or require additional assistance during your surgery, please inform our team in advance. We are committed to providing personalized care and ensuring your comfort throughout the entire process.

Following these pre-operative instructions will help us provide you with the best possible care. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our office. Our friendly staff is here to assist you and ensure a smooth and successful oral and maxillofacial surgery experience.