Pre & Post-Op Information

Pre-Operative Instructions

Local anesthesia will be used for all periodontal surgeries, therefore you DO NOT have any food restrictions prior to your appointment. You may drive to and from the office unless we instruct you otherwise.

  • Make sure to take your daily medications as you normally would unless we or your physician have told you otherwise.
  • If you pre-medicate with an antibiotic prior to all of your dental appointments, make sure to do so 1 hour prior to your dental procedure.
  • Any aspirin or blood thinning drug you might be taking will be addressed on an individual basis by Dr. Gargiulo and your treating physician.
  • Prepare ice packs and soft nutritious foods available at home. Easy to eat foods include but are not limited to: Milkshakes, Jell-O, yogurt, pasta, rice, fish, mashed potatoes, applesauce, soup, eggs, etc.

Please call us with any questions or concerns you may have prior to your procedure at 773-286-4800.

Post-Operative Instructions

Proper post-operative care is crucial following periodontal surgery as it will hasten recovery and prevent complications. Our surgical assistants will review the post-op instructions at your surgery appointment and answer any questions that you may have. You may always call our office with any questions or concerns that may come up after the fact. 

For emergencies after hours please call our office at 773-286-4800 and follow the prompt on our voice mail.

GG Perio: Post-Op Instructions

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