The information provided on this page is to serve as a reminder to patients who are undergoing treatment at our office and who have received instructions and/or prescriptions from us. Others should seek guidance from their appropriate health professional.
Antibiotics: enclosed, please find a prescription for antibiotics (i.e. Amoxicillin, Pen VK, Erythromycin, Clindamycin, Keflex, etc.) that you need to begin taking one day prior to treatment, and continue for 2 days as indicated.
Anti-inflammatory: enclosed, please find a prescription for Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours and begin taking evening before surgery, and continue for 2 additional days as needed.
Pain Medication: Analgesics (i.e. Norco, Tylenol #3): will be prescribed on an “as needed” basis for discomfort. If you find that the medication is too strong, you may use an over-the-counter medication such as Extra Strength Tylenol instead.
Do not exceed the recommended dose of your pain medication. If you are having excessive pain, contact his office. If you feel you may be having an adverse reaction to any medication given or prescribed, discontinue it at once and contact this office immediately. Never consume alcohol with prescription or non-prescription medications. Please inform us of any other medications you are currently taking, or health conditions for which you are currently being treated.
Blood Thinners/Hypertension Medication: please advise us of any of these medications that you may be taking, as this may lead to prolonged bleeding.
* Patients who are routinely premedicated for dental procedures due to heart murmurs (MVP), artificial joints or valves should follow their standard premedication regimen, as discussed.
Please don’t hesitate to call us for any further needs at 248-646-8651
Types of Medicine you may be given
Antibiotics (i.e. Pen-VK®, Erythromycin®, Keflex®, etc.) When prescribed, always finish the entire prescription as directed.
Analgesics (i.e. Norco and Tylenol #3) Take as directed as needed for pain. This medication is optional, but we recommend you take the first two doses (as indicated above) in order to prevent the onset of anything greater than mild to moderate discomfort. If you find that the medication is too strong, you may cut the tablet in half, or use an aspirin-free, over-the-counter pain reliever such as Tylenol® instead. Do not use aspirin-containing pain relievers for the first twenty-four hours after surgery, as they may delay clotting time and therefore, contribute to prolonged bleeding.
If you have any questions concerning the procedure please contact Dr. Kosinski or one of the staff. The staff is very well educated and can answer most questions. If they cannot Dr. Kosinski will come to the phone or set up a time for you to discuss your concerns. The office phone is 248.646.8651, the e mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.