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Pre Op Instructions

At Chester County Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we strive to make your experience as comfortable and informed as possible. These pre-operative instructions will guide you through every step, from initial planning to recovery at home.

Whether you’re undergoing wisdom teeth extraction, implant placement, or another procedure, understanding what to expect beforehand can ease your mind and ensure a smooth journey.

By following these simple guidelines, you’ll be well-prepared for your surgery and equipped for a swift, comfortable recovery. So, take a deep breath, relax, and let’s begin!

Remember, every individual is unique, and your specific instructions may vary depending on your procedure and health history. Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff with any questions or concerns. We’re here to support you every step of the way, ensuring a positive and successful oral surgery experience.

Before Your Surgery


Do not eat or drink anything, including water, for at least 8 hours before your surgery. If your surgery is in the morning, you may not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before. Follow your surgeon’s specific instructions on any exceptions for clear liquids.

If your procedure used local anesthesia, you may be able to eat and drink normally before your surgery but follow your surgeon’s instructions.


We’ll discuss medications you’re taking, if any, during your consultation at one of our Chester County offices. You can continue to take them unless told otherwise. Also, don’t start taking any new medications without discussing it with your oral surgeon.


Avoid smoking for at least 12 hours before your procedure as it can delay the healing process and increases the risk of complications afterward.

Be Comfortable

Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing with short sleeves that can be rolled up easily. Leave valuables and jewelry at home. Do not wear contact lenses or makeup.

You should also arrange transportation after your surgery and for someone to be with you for at least 24 hours after the surgery. You will not be able to drive yourself or operate machinery after anesthesia.

The Day of Your Surgery

Please arrive at the surgery center on time, as instructed by your surgeon.

Inform your surgeon of any changes in your health since your last appointment, such as a cold or fever.

Relax and follow the instructions of the surgical staff.

After Your Surgery

Once your procedure is complete, you’ll be carefully monitored in the recovery room for a while before heading home.

Your surgeon will provide detailed instructions to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery. These instructions will cover essential aspects like pain management, wound care, dietary adjustments, and activity limitations.

To minimize swelling, applying ice packs to your face as directed by your surgeon is crucial. Maintaining good oral hygiene is also important, so gently rinse your mouth with salt water several times a day. Remember, prioritizing rest and avoiding strenuous activity will optimize your healing process.

It’s essential to be aware of potential signs that require immediate attention from your surgeon. These include excessive bleeding, fever, or severe pain.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you experience any of these concerns. By following your surgeon’s guidance and being mindful of your body’s signals, you can ensure a positive and speedy recovery.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

Our surgeons are highly-trained with a passion for oral health. With years of experience and an ability to collaborate to determine the best course of action for each individual circumstance, our team is unrivaled in Chester County.

Dr. Cynthia Trentacosti, DDS, MS

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Dr. Amin Kazemi, DMD, MD

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Dr. Michael Walker, DDS, MD

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Dr. Bradley Belous, DMD

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