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