Harbourside Oral & Facial Surgical Centre

PATIENT INFORMATION

DAY OF SURGERY:

Any pre-operative instructions should be carefully followed prior to your treatment appointment. If you are having sedation or general anaesthesia, please have nothing to eat or drink (including water) for 8 hours prior to your scheduled time. If your medical condition requires you take morning medications you may do so with a small sip of water. You will require someone to bring you to the appointment and take you home afterwards. When you arrive for your appointment a staff member will discuss your post- operative care with yourself and your driver.

It is important to remember that while we try very hard to stay on schedule, various circumstances may arise which can lengthen the time allocated for your or another patient's procedure. Often we are requested to treat emergency patients which can cause delays to our schedule. We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience should this occur.

POST OPERATIVE COURSE:

(You may also refer to the heading under 'post-operative instructions' for specific surgeries)

Care of your mouth following oral surgery:

The removal of impacted wisdom teeth and surgical extraction of these teeth is quite different from the extraction of erupted teeth. The following conditions may occur, all of which are considering normal:

SAFETY

COMPLICATIONS IN HEALING

INJURY TO ADJACENT STRUCTURES

ANAESTHETIC RISKS

Although the anaesthetic is provided in the utmost safe manner and environment, very rarely can complications arise from the anaesthetic itself. Most rare occurrences are as a result of pre-existing health ailments and can safely be managed. In healthy individuals, adverse events are very unlikely. The type of anaesthesia will be discussed in consultation.

YOUR CARE AND SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY

EMERGENCIES:

If you are a patient of record and need to speak with Dr. Sowden during non business hours for urgent care, please call our office number 604 924-8088. The answering service will page Dr. Sowden or the Oral Surgeon on call and have them contact you.

 

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