If you are receiving any kind of periodontal surgery at our practice, there are a number of instructions that you must follow prior to your treatment. We will also provide you with these pre-operative instructions at our practice during your initial consultation with Dr. Sean P Avera. If you have questions about our pre-operative instructions, and to make an appointment with our periodontist in Auburn and Grass Valley, California, please call our office at 530-885-0953.

DO NOT:

  • Take any aspirin for one week before your treatment.
  • Take any blood thinning medications for 3 days before your treatment, unless otherwise directed by your physician.
  • Consume caffeinated beverages or pills with your pre-treatment medications.
  • Drive to your own appointment. The dental sedative prescribed for you will impair your judgment. Plan to stay at home following your procedure. Do not drive, run errands, use machinery, or participate in any activity that requires concentration.
  • Use any kind of fragrances on the day of your treatment.

DO:

  • Eat a light to medium-sized meal before your appointment.
  • Wear old, comfortable clothing to your appointment.
  • Be sure that all your questions were answered before you arrive for your procedure.

Stop using the following medications, and avoid the following foods, for one week prior to your surgery and for 3-4 days following your procedure:

  • 4-WAY COLD TABS
  • ADVIL
  • ALEVE
  • ALKA-SELTZER
  • ALOE
  • AMERSOL
  • ANACIN
  • ANAPROX
  • ANEXSIA W/ CODEINE
  • ASPIRIN
  • AXOTAL
  • AZDONE
  • B-A-C
  • BAYER PRODUCTS
  • BEXAPHENE
  • BILBERRY
  • BLACK MUSHROOMS
  • BROMELAIN
  • BRUFFEN
  • BUFFERIN
  • BUFFINOL
  • CAMA
  • CAT’S CLAW
  • CAYENNE
  • CEPHALGESIC
  • CHERACOL
  • CHINESE FOOD (MSG)
  • CHONDROITIN
  • CONGESERIN
  • COPE
  • CoQ10
  • CORICIDAN
  • CORTISONE
  • CORYPHEN
  • DAMASON-P
  • DARVON
  • DAYPRO
  • DEVIL’S CLAW
  • DIET MEDICATIONS
  • DISALCID
  • DOAN’S PILLS
  • DOLPRIN #3
  • DONG QUAI
  • DOXAPHENE
  • DRISTAN
  • DURAGESIC
  • EASPRIN*
  • ECHINACEA
  • ECOTRIN
  • DMAGRIN FORTE
  • EMPERIN*
  • EMPRAZIL
  • EQUAGESIC
  • EQUAZINE M
  • EVENING PRIMROSE
  • EXCEDRIN
  • FAT BURNERS
  • FELDENE
  • FENAC
  • FEVERFEW
  • FIOGESIC
  • FIORGEN
  • FIORINAL
  • FISH OILS
  • FLAXSEED
  • GARLIC (large amounts)
  • GARLIC TABLETS
  • GELPIRIN TABLETS
  • GENPRIL
  • GINGER
  • GINGKO BILOBA
  • GINSENG
  • GLUCOSAMINE
  • GOODY’S POWDERS
  • GRAPE SEED/SKIN
  • GREEN TEA
  • HEALTH FOOD
  • HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS
  • HERBAL MEDICATIONS
  • IBUPROFEN
  • INDOCIN
  • LICORICE ROOT
  • LORATAB ASA
  • MAGAN
  • MAGNAPRIN
  • MARNAL
  • MEASURIN
  • MECLOMEN
  • MEDIPRIN
  • MEFIC
  • MEPROBAMATE
  • METHOCARBAMOL
  • METHOTREXATE *
  • METABOLIFE
  • MIDOL
  • MOBIGESIC
  • MOMENTUM
  • MOTRIN
  • NAPROGESIC
  • NAPROSYN
  • NAPROXEN
  • NAXEN
  • NORGESIC
  • NORWICH
  • NOVO-PIROCAM
  • OMEGA’S
  • ORPHENOGESIC
  • ORUDIS
  • OXYCODAN
  • P-A-C
  • PANAX
  • PC-SPES
  • PABALATE
  • PEPTO-BISMOL
  • PERCODAN
  • PERSISTIN
  • PHENAPHEN
  • PIROXICAM
  • PRESALIN
  • PROPOXYPHENE
  • REDUX
  • RELAFEN
  • RHODIS
  • ROBAXISAL
  • S-A-C TABLETS
  • SALCTO
  • SALOCOL
  • SHARK CARTILAGE
  • SINE-OFF
  • SINUTAB
  • SK-65
  • SOLPRIN
  • SOMA COMPOUND
  • JOHN’S WART
  • JOSEPH ASPIRIN
  • SUPAC
  • SYNALOGOS-DC
  • TALWIN
  • TECNAL
  • TOLECTIN
  • TRIAMINICIN
  • TRIGESIC
  • TRILISATE
  • TUMERIC
  • URSINUS INLAY TABS
  • VANQUISH
  • VITAMIN E
  • VITAMIN C
  • VOLTAREN
  • YOHIMBE
  • ZACTRIN
  • ZOMAX

*Check with prescribing physician