Surgical Instructions

Your Dental Procedure at Portal Dental Pasadena


It is important to us that our patients are informed during every step of their treatment so that they are well prepared and have the chance to ask questions. The following information is a starting point for researching your procedure and should assist in developing a list of questions to ask during your consultation.

Pre-Operative Guidelines


Discuss any medications you are currently taking with your dentist, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements. In some cases, you may need to discontinue certain medications before your surgery.

Eating and Drinking

For procedures requiring sedation, you’ll typically need to fast for at least 6-8 hours before surgery. Always follow your dentist’s specific guidelines regarding eating and drinking.


Wear comfortable clothing and refrain from wearing any jewelry, nail polish, or excessive makeup.

During the Procedure


At Portal Dental Pasadena, we offer various types of anesthesia to ensure your comfort, from local anesthetics to sedation options.


Our dental team will keep you informed throughout the procedure, ensuring you know what to expect next.

Post-Operative Care


It’s best to stick to a soft diet initially to avoid any discomfort or damage to the surgical site. Avoid hot, spicy, or acidic foods.

Oral Hygiene

Maintain oral hygiene as instructed by your dentist, but be gentle around the surgical area to prevent irritation or infection.


It’s crucial to attend all follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery and ensure that the treatment was successful.

Questions to Ask During Your Consultation

  • What are the risks associated with the procedure?
  • How long will the recovery period last?
  • What type of anesthesia will be used?
  • Are there any side effects I should be aware of?


Being well-informed is key to easing any pre-surgery anxieties and ensuring a smooth procedure and recovery. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

Ready for a consultation or have more questions? Contact Portal Dental Pasadena at (281) 888-3454 to schedule an appointment today. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.