What are the Patient’s Pre-Op Instructions for Jaw Surgery?
When your doctor has asked you to get jaw surgery done, it surely has made you scared or nervous. But you are not the only one. When it comes to oral and maxillofacial procedures, jaw surgery is quite a complex one compared to others. Hence, it is justified for you to be nervous.
But when you are coming to Rolle Oral and Facial Surgery, you are treated by world class surgeon Dr. Richard Rolle Jr. He is an experienced and reputed oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has treated many misaligned or broken jaws. So, when you are coming here, you are in safe hands. Now, to prepare for the surgery, you need to take care of the following pre-op instructions.
Two Weeks before Surgery
You will obviously get a consultation from Dr. Rolle where he will explain his plan of action to you. At the same time, he will also ask you about your underlying health problems. If you are taking any medication regularly, he needs to know that. If there is any regular medication that might affect your bleeding and healing, it will be taken into consideration. You will be also asked to stop drinking or smoking as they hinder the healing process.
One Week before Surgery
One week before the surgery, your tests will be done to see the current situation of your jaw before performing the double jaw surgery. An X-ray will be done for evaluation. Blood work will be performed too. Dr. Rolle might opt for 3D imaging too if he finds it necessary. Your insurance dealings will be taken care of too.
One Day Before
One day before the surgery, you are supposed to take your meal and water 12 hours prior to the surgery at max. You need a gap of 12 hours till your surgery so that you can be cleansed completely for the procedure. You will be instructed to come to the clinic in comfortable clothing. Then, it will be time for you to relax and let the doctor take care of you.
Come to Rolle Oral and Facial Surgery for your corrective jaw surgery. We are here so that you can experience excellence. Dial 704-892-9500 now.