Oral Surgery Instruction LRMC
PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS IN PREPARING FOR SURGERY AT
FLORIDA DENTAL IMPLANTS and ORAL SURGERY
- Follow all instructions given to you in the Emergency Room before the oral surgery.
- Upon being discharged from LRMC, you will be given a prescription for a liquid pain medication and a liquid antibiotic. Get these filled immediately and start taking them as directed.
- Do not eat or drink anything except your medications for at least 6 hours prior to your appointment with us.
- You will be seen for your oral surgery during normal business hours (8am–5pm Monday–Thursday and 8am–3pm on Fridays). You will need to call for an appointment at 863-665-8878.
- If you are seen in the ER on the weekend, you will need to call after 8am on Monday morning to schedule an appointment.
- Bring a list of your current medications with you to the oral surgery appointment.
- Bring a responsible person to drive you home after your procedure, since general anesthesia may impair your ability to drive.
- If your facial injuries are a result of an assault, you must have a police report and case number with you.
- Bring all medical and dental insurance information to the oral surgery appointment.
- If you participate in an HMO, you need to have a referral from your primary care physician to receive treatment. Check with your insurance company to see if we are in your network.
- This is not a free clinic. We are experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons specifically trained to treat your facial injuries, jaw injuries, or infection. There will be a substantial fee for our services, and you will be responsible for payment at the time of service.
- An alternative facility for this kind of oral surgery treatment is Tampa General Hospital,located at 2 Columbia Dr., Tampa, FL 33606. The hospital phone number is 813-844-7000.
- An alternative facility for dental infection or toothache would be the Public Health Department, located at 3241 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805. The phone number is 1-800-617-2176.