Pre-Op Instructions

Make Your Surgery a Success

Fully understanding your oral and maxillofacial surgery from start to finish is extremely important to the results and recovery process. Please review and follow these notes and tips to make sure that your oral and maxillofacial surgery is as comfortable and convenient as possible.

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Nielson prior to your surgical date for instructions.
  • Medications approved by Dr. Nielson to be taken within the (6) hours of surgery, must be taken with a minimal amount of water.
  • 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 low-heeled shoes and loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed prior to surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have acrylic nails, at lease one finger of each hand will need to have the acrylic removed.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, or stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.

If you have any questions please contact us at: 913.780.3100.