The team at the DH Smile Center have provided the information below to help you get ready for your All-on-4 transformation. In addition to these instructions please consider these Drugs To Avoid.
In certain cases, you may be asked to stop smoking sooner. Smoking can severely interfere with healing by decreasing blood flow and may prevent the wounds in the mouth from healing properly. DO NOT resume smoking after surgery until you are given permission to do so.
Smoking causes severe complications
There should be no excessive alcohol consumption immediately prior to surgery and for a minimum of 5 days prior to your procedure. Alcohol causes an increase in bleeding, depresses immune functions, increases the chances of infection, and may interfere with wound healing.
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It is important to maintain a healthy diet. Your teeth and mouth are the gateway for food to your body and what you eat affects your overall health. You will be on a soft modified diet tailored to your surgical outcome. It is important that you follow these instructions!
It’s beneficial to stock up on protein supplements like BOOST or Ensure. Various softer foods like eggs, fish, well cooked pastas, soup/broths, and yogurt are great ideas.
Stop 2 weeks BEFORE until 2 weeks AFTER surgery:
These products may cause excessive bleeding.
START TWO WEEKS BEFORE AND CONTINUE FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER SURGERY(strongly recommended)
GET PROPER NUTRITION AND REST: (1 week BEFORE until 2 weeks AFTER procedure):
IMPORTANT! Your diet can aid healing remarkably and reduce swelling and pain!
GET ALL PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED.