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Pre-Operative Instructions

At Southwest Oral Surgery in Glendale, AZ, your comfort and safety are our top priorities. Whether you’re undergoing a dental implant procedure, wisdom teeth removal, denture placement, or bone grafting, our team, led by Drs. Robert Buch, Eric Saiz, and Harrison Fryberg, provides you with exceptional care.

As part of our commitment to your well-being, we offer detailed pre-operative instructions to ensure that your surgery proceeds smoothly and with optimal results.

You will always receive local anesthesia for your surgery at our practice, with the option to supplement your treatment with sedation if desired. It’s important to note that sedation requires specific preparation on your part. To guarantee your safety and comfort, please carefully review and follow the instructions outlined below. Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to our office for clarification.

Sedation Instructions

Prior to receiving sedation, it’s important to adhere to specific guidelines regarding food and beverage intake. Generally, patients receiving IV sedation should refrain from eating or drinking for a designated period before their appointment. Please follow the instructions provided by our team to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the sedation process.

Wear loose-fitting clothing to your appointment, particularly if you’re opting for IV sedation. Tops or shirts with sleeves that can be easily rolled up above the elbow are recommended for your convenience.

If you’ve already had a consultation with us, your prescriptions have been called in. Some medications may need to be initiated before your actual surgery, so it’s crucial to carefully read the instructions accompanying each prescription.

If advised during your consultation, consider taking 600mg of ibuprofen and/or 1000mg of acetaminophen one hour before your scheduled surgery.

If you’re scheduled for both consultation and treatment on the same day, please note that your prescriptions have not been called in. If you experience anxiety related to your surgery, follow the instructions provided for intravenous sedation.

At Southwest Oral Surgery, we’re committed to providing residents of Glendale, AZ, and surrounding areas, including the greater Phoenix area, Laveen, Anthem, Scottsdale, and Avondale, with advanced oral surgical care. If you’re ready to enhance your smile and restore your oral health, contact our office today to schedule your appointment.

Our Experienced Oral Surgeons

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Dr. Robert Buch, DDS, MD

Dr. Buch received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) in 1992 from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia. After serving 3 years as an active-duty dentist in the U.S. Navy, he completed a four-year oral & maxillofacial surgical residency in 1999 at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio. His passion for surgery, medicine, and knowledge led Dr. Buch to complete his Medical Degree (MD) at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2001.