Pre-Operative Instructions

Please eat a light breakfast or meal before your appointment because you will be unable to eat immediately following your appointment. If you are able to take ibuprofen, you can take 800mg 1 hour before the appointment if you have eaten.

Please maintain your normal medication schedule for any medications that you take on a daily basis unless Dr. Barnes or your physician has specifically requested that you stop your medication.

Please understand that we schedule at least an hour for your scaling and root planing appointment and it is important that you keep your appointment and arrive on time.