Oral Surgery Instruction LRMC

 

PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS IN PREPARING FOR SURGERY AT

FLORIDA DENTAL IMPLANTS and ORAL SURGERY

 

  1. Follow all instructions given to you in the Emergency Room before the oral surgery.
  2. 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.
  3. Do not eat or drink anything except your medications for at least 6 hours prior to your appointment with us.
  4. 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.
  5. If you are seen in the ER on the weekend, you will need to call after 8am on Monday morning to schedule an appointment.
  6. Bring a list of your current medications with you to the oral surgery appointment.
  7. Bring a responsible person to drive you home after your procedure, since general anesthesia may impair your ability to drive.
  8. If your facial injuries are a result of an assault, you must have a police report and case number with you.
  9. Bring all medical and dental insurance information to the oral surgery appointment.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.