Please note failure to follow the instructions below may lead to cancellation of your procedure.
Before Your Appointment:
If you have had an immunisation or vaccination in the last 2 weeks prior to your appointment please contact the clinic
At The Appointment:
When you arrive you will be met by our receptionist who will check any necessary details and arrange for x-rays to be taken if applicable.
After a short while you will be shown through to the surgery where you will meet the surgeon and the anaesthetist. They will usually ask several more questions and inform you fully about the operation, the general anaesthetic or sedation.
You will be asked to sign a form to consent to the operation. If you have any queries or concerns please direct them to any of our staff.
Your general anaesthetic or sedation will be chosen to ensure a safe operation and rapid recovery. It will usually be administered by intravenous injection. Once you are asleep, accompanying relatives will be asked to leave the operating theatre and wait in the relatives waiting room.
You will wake up in the recovery suite and will be looked after by the recovery nurses. Recovery often takes from 30-60 minutes. You can expect to feel drowsy and slightly sore. Some side effects of the drugs which may be experienced include shivering, muscle soreness, nausea or sickness. You may take mild pain killers as normal afterwards, but not aspirin-based products.
For the first 24 hours after:
You may bleed from your gums even though you have stitches. Do not panic. Remove loose blood clots. Rinse your mouth once very gently. The blood will clot naturally if you place a firm pack (such as a cotton handkerchief or a corner of a towel) directly over the area and bite down firmly. You should then sit quietly for about 30 minutes. Do not lie down and do not remove the pack.
You may need to try this manoeuvre several times.
If you fail to stop the bleeding or are worried contact us immediately on telephone 01792 455780 (day) or 07000 780424 (evenings and weekends).