Patient Instructions


There are two basic types of sedation done in the office: I.V. (intravenous) and oral sedation. Following these guidelines is important to the safety and effectiveness of the surgery. Below are instructions for each type of anesthesia:

I.V. Sedation Instructions

Oral Sedation Instructions

Hospital / Outpatient Surgery Instructions


Proper post-operative care at home is vital for recovery after oral surgery. Following the instructions aides healing and helps to lessen the immediate post-operative course. Below you will find suggestions for post-operative care. As always, any questions should be addressed by calling the office at 210-656-3301. 

General Extraction / Oral Surgery Instructions

Bone Graft Instructions

Implant Placement Instructions

Sinus Exposure Instructions

Jaw Joint / Trigger Point Injections Instructions

Arthroscopy Instructions


Some patients take medications that prolong bleeding time, such as Coumadin or Plavix. Amicar is an oral rinse that helps the blood to clot. If you have been prescribed this medication please follow the instructions carefully.

Amicar Instructions

Other Instructions

Splint / Orthotic Instructions

Blocked Salivary Gland Instructions