Patient Information

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Patient Registration

PATIENT REGISTRATION

You may pre-register with our office by filling out our secure online Patient Registration Form. After you have completed the form, please make sure to press the Complete and Send buttons at the bottom to automatically send us your information. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we take every precaution to protect it.

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Financial Information

Financial Information

At Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. As a convenience to our patients, we also offer payment plans through CareCredit. Payments are due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at 321-725-5377.

Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery regardless of your insurance coverage.

We send monthly statements to our patients. Most insurance companies respond within four to six weeks. If your statement does not reflect your insurance payment within that time frame, please call our office. Any remaining balance following insurance payment is your responsibility. Prompt remittance is appreciated.

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Post-Operative Instructions

POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

We provide detailed instructions to facilitate rapid and healthy recovery from any surgical procedure. We strive to earn your trust by providing surgical excellence. We are skilled, compassionate surgeons committed to treating our patients fully.

Post-Operative Instructions:

***PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY***

Sometimes the after-effects of oral surgery are quite minimal, so not all of the instructions may apply. Common sense will often dictate what you should do. However, when in doubt, follow these guidelines or call our office for clarification.

DAY OF SURGERY:

FIRST HOUR: Bite down gently but firmly on the gauze packs that have been placed over the surgical areas, making sure they remain in place. Do not change them for the first hour, unless the bleeding is not controlled. The packs may be gently removed after one (1) hour. If active bleeding persists, place enough new gauze to maintain pressure over the surgical site for another 30 minutes. The gauze may then be changed as necessary (typically every 30 to 45 minutes). It is best to moisten the gauze with tap water and loosely fluff for more comfortable positioning. Keep your head elevated with pillows for the first three (3) days.

EXERCISE CARE: Do not disturb the surgical area today. Do NOT rinse vigorously or probe the area with any objects. You may brush your teeth gently. PLEASE DO NOT SMOKE OR USE STRAWS for at least 48 hours, since this is very detrimental to healing.

OOZING: Intermittent bleeding or oozing overnight is normal. Bleeding may be controlled by placing fresh gauze over the surgical areas and applying pressure on the gauze for 30-45 minutes at a time.

PERSISTENT BLEEDING:  Bleeding should never be severe. If so, it usually means that the gauze packs are not exerting pressure on the surgical areas. Try repositioning the packs. If bleeding persists or becomes heavy, you may substitute a tea bag (soaked in very hot water, squeezed damp-dry and wrapped in moist gauze) for 20-30 minutes. If bleeding remains uncontrolled, please call our office.

SWELLING: Swelling is often associated with oral surgery. It can be minimized by using a cold pack, ice bag, or bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel and applied firmly to the cheek adjacent to the surgical area. This should be applied twenty minutes on and twenty minutes off during the first 48 hours after surgery. If you have been prescribed medicine for the control of swelling, be sure to take it as directed.

PAIN: Unfortunately most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort.  You will usually have a prescription for pain medication.  If you take the first pill before the anesthetic has worn off, you should be able to manage any discomfort better.  Some patients find that stronger pain medicine causes nausea, but if you precede each pain pill with a small amount of food, chances for nausea will be reduced.  The effects of pain medications vary widely among individuals.  If you do not achieve adequate relief at first, you may supplement each pain pill with an analgesic such as aspirin or ibuprofen/Motrin.  Some patients may even require two of the pain pills at one time.  Remember that the most severe pain is usually within six hours after the local anesthetic wears off; after that your need for medicine should lessen.  If you find you are taking large amounts of pain medicine at frequent intervals, please call our office.  If you anticipate needing more prescription medication for the weekend, you must call for a refill during weekday business hours, as these cannot be called in to the pharmacy.

NAUSEA:  Nausea is not uncommon after surgery.  Sometimes pain medications are the cause.  Nausea can be reduced by preceding each pain pill with a small amount of soft food, and taking the pill with a large volume of water.  Try to keep taking clear fluids and minimize dosing of pain medications, but call us if you do not feel better. Classic Coca Cola and/or a bland diet may help with nausea.

DIET:  Eat any nourishing food that can be taken with comfort.  Avoid extremely hot foods.  Do not use a straw for the first few days after surgery.  It is sometimes advisable, but not absolutely required, to confine the first day’s intake to liquids or pureed foods (soups, puddings, yogurt, milk shakes, smoothies, etc.)  It is best to avoid foods like nuts, sunflower seeds, popcorn, etc., which may get lodged in the surgical site.  Drink plenty of fluids. No alcohol is to be consumed for the first four (4) days after the procedure. Over the next several days you may gradually progress to solid foods.  It is important not to skip meals!  If you take nourishment regularly you will feel better, gain strength, have less discomfort and heal faster.  If you are a diabetic, maintain your normal eating habits or follow instructions given by your doctor.

SHARP EDGES:  If a tooth extraction procedure was performed and you feel something hard or sharp edges in the surgical areas, it is likely you are feeling the bony walls which once supported the extracted teeth.  Occasionally small slivers of bone may work themselves out during the following week or so.  If they cause concern or discomfort, please call the office.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD DAYS

MOUTH RINSES:  Keeping your mouth clean after surgery is essential.  Use 1/4 teaspoon of salt dissolved in an 8 ounce glass of warm water and gently rinse with portions of the solution, taking five minutes to use the entire glassful.  Repeat as often as you like, but at least two or three times daily.

BRUSHING:  Begin your normal oral hygiene routine as soon as possible after surgery.  Soreness and swelling may not permit vigorous brushing, but please make every effort to clean your teeth within the bounds of comfort.

HOT APPLICATIONS:  After 48 hours, you may apply warm compresses to the skin over the areas of swelling (hot water bottle, hot moist towels, and heating pad) for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off to help soothe tender areas. This will also help decrease swelling and stiffness.

HEALING:  Normal healing after oral surgery should be as follows: The first two days after surgery are generally the most uncomfortable and there is usually some swelling.  On the third day, you should be more comfortable and, although still swollen, can usually begin a more substantial diet. Please avoid exercise for one week. The remainder of the post-operative course should be gradual, steady improvement.  If you don’t see continued improvement, please call our office.  If you are given a plastic irrigating syringe, DO NOT use it for the first five days.  Then, use it daily according to the instructions until you are certain the wound has closed completely and that there is no chance of any food particles lodging in the wound.

It is our desire that your recovery be as smooth and pleasant as possible.  Following these instructions will assist you, but if you have questions about your progress, please call the office where you had surgery.  A 24-hour answering service is available to contact the doctor on call after hours.  Calling during office hours will afford a faster response to your question or concern. PLEASE NOTE: telephone calls for narcotic (pain killer) prescription renewals are ONLY accepted during office hours.

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Botox / Dysport Post-Operative Instructions

POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Botox / Post-Operative Instructions

  • Remember, Botox takes around three (3) days to begin to work and peaks at around fourteen (14) days.
  • Effects lasts approximately three (3) to six (6) months.
  • Bruising is possible. If this happens, it will take ten (10) to fourteen (14) days for complete resolution.
  • If you are having discomfort, an ice pack or cool towel may help.
  • Otherwise, an over the counter analgesic, such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, is recommended.
  • Immediately after your injections, please adhere to the following instructions for at least two (2) hours:
  • Avoid massaging the areas of injection.
  • You may contract the muscles, in the injected area, to help expedite uptake of the Botox.
  • Please avoid: Exposure to heat, direct sun exposure or flying for 24-48 hours.
  • Please avoid strenuous exercise or “working out” for 24 hours.

Dysport / Post Operative Instructions

  • Remember, Dysport takes around three (3) days to begin to work and peaks at around fourteen (14) days.
  • Effects lasts approximately three (3) to six (6) months.
  • Bruising is possible. If this happens, it will take ten (10) to fourteen (14) days for complete resolution.
  • If you are having discomfort, an ice pack or cool towel may help.
  • Otherwise, an over the counter analgesic, such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, is recommended.
  • Immediately after your injections, please adhere to the following instructions for at least two (2) hours:
  • Avoid massaging the areas of injection.
  • You may contract the muscles, in the injected area, to help expedite uptake of the Dysport.
  • Please avoid: Exposure to heat, direct sun exposure or flying for 24-48 hours.
  • Please avoid strenuous exercise or “working out” for 24 hours.

 

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