Antibiotics: Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimoxil) 500 mg (1 tablet three times a day, from two days prior to the surgery until completion)
Anti-inflammatory: Decadron (Dexamethasone) 4.0 mg- 4 tablets
Prescription for diabetic patients:
Peridex (Chlorhexdine Gluconate) 16 ounce bottle-rinse with capful for 30 seconds two times a day, a week before surgery and resume for a week after surgery
The entire procedure usually takes about 1.5-2 hours for each arch.
If you are a diabetic, ensure that your A1C level is under 8.0 prior to the surgery. You can refer to the link below for further information on the subject
You will have to stop smoking in the weeks that lead up to the surgery. Smoking can have a negative impact on your dental implants, and is also responsible for many oral conditions such as bone loss, tooth loss, tissue loss, periodontal disease, implant failure and peri-implantitis. The nicotine in cigarettes also affects the mouth blood circulation, and pipe smoking is even more detrimental to your oral health as the jaws are subjected to high temperatures. Our doctor can prescribe you a smoking cessation aid to help you with it if needed.
You may experience little pain and soreness in the surgical area, irrespective of the tooth extractions involved. The soreness, pain and other post-op discomfort should reduce over the next three days. You should be able to resume your regular lifestyle with moderate activity about a day after the surgery.