Ronald C. Kobernick, DDS, MScD, PA
10601 Seminole Blvd, Largo, FL & 111 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL

Operative Instructions for Dental Implant Surgery

You will be prescribed an antibiotic to begin taking 24 hours prior to your surgery. Remember that antibiotics can diminish the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.

If you are taking a daily aspirin, you should stop 7-10 days prior to your Implant surgery, pending your physician’s approval.

It is important that you eat normally the night before implant surgery, as well as the morning of your procedure, even if oral sedation is used. If you are have been prescribed oral sedation, you must have a driver to bring you to our office and pick you up after the procedure. You should not operate machinery or make important decisions while you are under the influence of sedation.

After your Implant surgery, it is not uncommon to have a small amount of bleeding from the area treated. If more persistent bleeding occurs, please contact the office for further direction.

Do not smoke for at least 14 days after the procedure. We encourage you to begin a smoke cessation program. Please let us know if we can assist you in your efforts to stop smoking.

Do not use a straw for 5-7 days after the procedure to help reduce the potential for bleeding.

Avoid swimming and strenuous exercise for the first week post surgery.

Take pain medication before the local anesthetic wears off. If necessary, you may take it more frequently than the prescribed 4-6 hours. To avoid stomach upset, take your pain reliever with food.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns during regular business hours at 727-397-8503, or you may contact Dr. Kobernick on his cell phone at 727-560-3630 or his home phone at 727-581-3033.

10601 Seminole Blvd., Largo, FL 33778 P: 727-397-8503 F: 727-398-2679

390 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 P: 727-397-8503