As oral surgery is commonly performed under local or general anesthesia, patients are required to follow very specific guidelines in the hours leading up to the procedure to ensure a safe, optimal outcome.
Although Dr. Mizrahi will thoroughly explain the preparatory period during your initial consultation, these are the general guidelines patients must follow:
3 days before surgery
Immediately following a surgical procedure, you will be unable to drive due to the lingering effects of the anesthesia. As such, you must arrange to have an adult accompany you to Dr. Mizrahi's office and drive you home once your oral surgery is complete.
6-12 hours before surgery
For six hours prior to the appointment, patients are to avoid eating and drinking anything—including water. In addition, they should avoid smoking for a minimum of twelve hours prior to the procedure. If you are suffering from a cold, sore throat or upset stomach the day of the surgery, please contact the office immediately.
When getting ready for surgery, patients are advised to wear loose fitting clothing and low-heeled shoes. They should also avoid lipstick, excessive makeup and nail polish.
Immediately prior to the procedure, Dr. Mizrahi will ask you to remove your contact lenses, jewelry and dentures.
24 hours after surgery
For a period of 24 hours after the procedure, patients should not drive or operate machinery, due to the lingering effects of the anesthesia.
Meet Dr. Mizrahi
An award-winning, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Mizrahi practices the full scope of oral and facial surgery in her state-of-the-art Beverly Hills office. With her extensive training and unmatched surgical skills, Dr. Mizrahi is qualified to treat virtually any disease, injury or defect of the mouth, face and jaw.
Distinguished by her caring demeanor and gentle touch, Dr. Mizrahi is celebrated for her ability to put patients at ease and deliver safe and comfortable oral surgery. With years of experience, countless awards and technical expertise, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation for delivering among the best wisdom teeth removal Beverly Hills has available.Meet Dr. Mizrahi
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If you are considering wisdom teeth removal, your first step will be to meet with Dr. Mizrahi for a private consultation.
During this meeting, Dr. Mizrahi will carefully examine your mouth to determine the position of the wisdom teeth, as well as identify any problems that may arise if they continue to grow. From there, Dr. Mizrahi will compose a custom surgical plan to extract the teeth and prevent long-term complications.
Deeply understanding of the anxiety patients feel when undergoing an oral surgery procedure, Dr. Mizrahi's caring demeanor and extensive knowledge will immediately put you at ease. Celebrated for providing among the highest level of patient care, Dr. Mizrahi is committed to your comfort throughout treatment—from the initial consultation to post-operative care.
Renowned for providing safe, effective and comfortable oral surgery, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation for delivering among the best wisdom teeth removal Beverly Hills has to offer.