The following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming treatment. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at Elizabethtown Office Phone Number 270-982-7377 during regular business hours.
You should receive your pre/post-treatment prescriptions with this instruction sheet. For your convenience, please have them filled prior to your scheduled visit, unless they have been previously phoned into the pharmacy of your choice. Please bring your filled prescriptions with you to your appointment.
It may be important to stop taking aspirin and non-steroidals such as Motrin and Advil, 7-10 days prior to your treatment. If you are taking Coumadin or another blood thinner, remember to discontinue them as directed. If you take antibiotic premed, please take it as directed before your visit. You will feel better if you have eaten prior to treatment. We keep the office cool, so dress warmly. You may bring your iPod or MP3 player with you if you like.
In order to evaluate your progress and healing, we will see you for post-treament checks during the first 1-5 weeks. In most cases, after treatment we will also look forward to seeing you back for a periodontal maintenance cleaning and an examination of tissue maturation about 10-12 weeks following the treatment.
Please alert the office to any allergies or sensitivities that you might have to antibiotics. You will be prescribed an antibiotic if Dr. Clagett determines it to be necessary. Take as directed until gone. It is advisable not to take these medications on an empty stomach, as nausea may result. For women taking birth control pills, be advised that antibiotics may interfere with their effectiveness.
When preparing a post-treatment menu, please consider some of the following choices:
- Ensure/Slim Fast
- Apple Sauce
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Mashed Potatoes
- Milk Shakes
- Cottage Cheese