Pre-operative Instructions

Instructions Prior to Surgery


DO NOT   Do not use aspirin for 7 days prior to procedure unless directed to do so by your physician.
Antibiotic   If instructed to do so, please take the prescribed amount one hour before your appointment.
 Analgesic       If given before your surgery, please take as prescribed.  (DO NOT take this medication prior to your appointment unless instructed to do so.)
Mouth Rinse   Use as prescribed twice a day starting 24 hours after the procedure.

Eating and Drinking

DO NOT             Do Not drink alcoholic beverages for 3 days prior to the procedure.
DO NOT   Do Not drink caffeinated beverages and limit liquid intake for 12 hours prior to the procedure.
DO   Do eat a light meal before your appointment.


Normally, patients are capable of driving themselves home after their procedures. If your appointment is much longer than an hour in duration, or you have some doubt about how you might feel after your surgery, you may prefer to have someone escort you home. Patients should not drive when using pain medications containing narcotics.

Clothing and Makeup

Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.   DO NOT wear makeup.

Additional comments

Please bring all medications to the office on the day of your surgery so their instructions can be reviewed. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at Millburn Office Phone Number 973-467-5567 during regular business hours. In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for a post-operative check one week after your procedure and, if necessary, two weeks later. When preparing a post-op menu, please consider some of the following choices:

  • Ensure/Slim Fast
  • Soups
  • Pudding
  • Rice
  • Apple Sauce
  • Oatmeal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Jell-O
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt
  • Pasta
  • Milk Shakes
  • Casseroles
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Cottage Cheese