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STEP ONE

Give us a call to schedule an appointment

CRESTWOOD

10000 WATSON RD. STE.A
CRESTWOOD, MO 63126
314-822-3322

FENTON

1588 SMIZER STATION RD.
FENTON, MO 63026
636-861-6966

CHESTERFIELD

510 BAXTER RD. STE.7
CHESTERFIELD, MO 63017
636-394-5115

STEP TWO

Contact your referring Dentist to send us your referral and xray

STEP THREE

Complete the online patient registration

To save you time, you may preregister with our office by filling out our secure online Patient Registration Form. On your first visit to our office, we will have your completed form available for your signature.

PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • If your procedure will involve sedation/general anesthesia, you may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.
  • 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 accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with us prior to your surgical date for instructions.

AFTER WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL

  • Rest is the order of the day. Keep your head elevated.
  • Apply ice to the area of surgery from the outside-fifteen minutes on and fifteen minutes off. Continue this practice for 24 hours.
  • Bleeding is controlled be applying pressure to the surgical site. Place a moist gauze directly over the site and bite firmly. Change the gauze every twenty minutes. Bleeding may require several hours to stop. Often, soaking the gauze in a strong tea solution before use will aid in clotting.
  • Swelling is normal following any surgery, and usually takes 2-3 days to fully develop. Using ice packs the first 24 hours will minimize the swelling.
  • Do not rinse your mouth on the day of surgery, as this may prolong the bleeding. The day following surgery, warm salt water (1/2 tsp. per cup) rinses should be used 5-6 times per day. Hold the solution over the surgical site and gently swish. Do not rinse vigorously, as this may cause bleeding.
  • Cold, soft foods, such as yogurt, ice cream, Jell-O or pudding. Drink plenty of fluids over the next several days. Do not use a straw or drink carbonated beverages for three days. Starting tomorrow, diet may be advanced as tolerated.
  • Some bruising or discoloration of your face and neck is normal. It will resolve over the next 7-10 days and, while may be alarming, is no cause for concern.
  • Most nausea is caused by swallowing blood, however, in certain cases drugs or nervousness are to blame. Room temperature 7-UP taken one or two sips at a time every ten minutes will usually help. Over the counter medications such as Tagamet-HB, Pepcid AC, Maalox or Mylanta will also provide relief. Nausea usually lasts only the day of surgery.
  • If you have been given prescriptions, please follow them as directed. Please note that most antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills, and extra precautions should be taken.
  • If general anesthesia was utilized for your surgery, you will be drowsy today and should not drive or operate machinery until you have stopped taking the pain medicine.