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Activity: It is recommended that you limit your activities the day of and day after your surgery. Avoid strenuous exercise for a few days. Try to get plenty of rest and relaxation.

Medications: After the local anesthetic wears off, you may experience some discomfort from your procedure. It is recommended to use over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) before you take a narcotic. Take 2 to 3 200mg tablets every 6 hours. If this is not enough to make you comfortable, you may add the prescribed narcotic as directed. Continue to follow this regiment until your follow-up appointment or until you no longer need the medications. Antibiotics should be taken as directed, and often with food. Do not combine alcohol, tranquilizers or sleeping pills with any pain medication or antibiotics.

Swelling: You may some experience some swelling which is a normal response to surgery. To limit the swelling, place an ice pack over the outside of your face in the affected area for 15 minutes on and off. Do this after the procedure for the first 24 hours. After 24 hours, switch to warm compresses and apply those for 15 minutes on and off as needed.

Bleeding: Some light bleeding is normal within the first 24 hours after surgery. Unless instructed otherwise by your periodontist, place gauze over the area and apply pressure for 20 minutes. If this does help, apply a moist tea bag. If you are concerned about persistent bleeding, please call our office of the cell phone number of the periodontist on their card.

Diet: Eating should avoided immediately after surgery. Avoid hard, spicy and crunchy foods such as popcorn, chips, and nuts. Try not to chew in the surgical area, and choose soft foods such as yogurts, cottage cheese, bananas, lasagna, soup, Jell-o, smoothies, eggs, milkshakes, mac and cheese, etc. Keep your diet balanced and healthy as possible, as this will promote healing. Use ensure or instant breakfast if you feel that you are not getting enough calories or nutrients.

Oral Hygiene: Do not brush your teeth in the area of the surgery for one week. If Peridex rinse has been prescribed to you, use as directed, beginning 24 hours after the procedure. Separate rinsing and brushing by 30 minutes. Use warm saline rinses throughout the day, such as after meals. One teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of warm water. This will cleanse the area and help with swelling.

Extractions: Keep pressure on the area with gauze to allow a clot to form. Avoid spitting, sucking through straws and smoking after having an extraction. This may cause the clot to dislodge and cause a dry socket.

Please feel free to call! If you are experiencing an emergency such as bleeding or concerned in any way, please call our office or the cell phone number of the periodontist provided on the card. We are here to help and will be happy to provide you with anything you need.

These instructions are intended to help you in case you have any questions before your surgery. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Your periodontist may recommend you to stop taking aspirin 7-10 days before your surgery, and in some case non-steroidals such as Motrin or Advil. If you are on Coumadin or Pradraxa, please discontinue as directed by your physician or anti-coagulation clinic. Antibiotic premedications should be taken as directed, with food if possible. Our office is air-conditioned, so loose-fitting, warm clothes are recommended. Please feel free to bring headphones and a music player if this makes you more comfortable.

Medications: Please take any medications prescribed to you as directed prior to your appointment. If you have been prescribed oral sedation, such as Valium or Triazolam, you MUST HAVE AN ESCORT TO AND FROM THE APPOINTMENT. If you have any questions about your medications, please contact us. If you have a normal medication regiment, such as high blood pressure meds you take, do not change your regiment on the day of surgery unless directed otherwise.

Try and get a good nights rest and eat a good dinner the night before for morning appointments. Avoid coffee or tea prior to an appointment if possible. Keep your diet balanced and healthy leading up to and after the appointment. A list of post-op foods is listed in our post-operative instructions page.

Thank you for your gentle work and care. I was very nervous going in, but your gentle care alleviated my fears in the procedure and what was involved in the laser surgery.

Mary D.

My dental visit was a very pleasant experience. I was totally relaxed and comfortable. I was made to feel like she really cared. I was amazed at the time she dedicated to my care. She is very professional and caring. Her assistant Gina, was also very courteous and competant and made me feel right at home. I highly recommand this dentist.

Craig P.

It was excellent and a very clean environment.

Adalinda M.

The best out there. The doctor was very skillful and professional. The staff was very friendly too.

Tony W.

A treatment plan cost estimate will be provided to you prior to rendering any services.

Payment or co-payment is due at the time of service. We accept Cash, checks, VISA, MASTERCARD, and AMERICAN EXPRESS at our Chula Vista Office. Our Rancho Penasquitos office takes Cash, checks, VISA, and MASTERCARD.

We accept all PPO dental insurance. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of care and will work with you to maximize your financial benefits without compromising your treatment in any way.


Our office has specialized equipment, facilities, and staff to properly address your periodontal and implant needs in a warm and caring environment. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care.

Address: 885 Canarios Court, Suite 202, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Email: reception@toothfoundation.com
Phone: 619-656-6800
Fax: 619-656-0200
Address: 12778 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92129
Email: reception@toothfoundation.com
Phone: 858-484-6600
Fax: 858-484-6608