Surgical Instructions

Your Dental Procedure at Portal Dental Care


Understanding your treatment every step of the way is our priority at Portal Dental Care. This guide serves as an initial resource to educate you on what to expect before, during, and after your dental procedure. Use this information to formulate questions for your consultation with our dental team.

Pre-Operative Guidelines


If you’re on any medications, prescription or over-the-counter, make sure to discuss these with your dentist. You may need to temporarily stop taking certain medications in preparation for the procedure.

Eating and Drinking

If your procedure requires sedation, fasting for 6-8 hours prior is usually recommended. Be sure to follow any specific guidelines provided by your dentist.


Comfort is key. Wear loose, cozy clothing and avoid accessories like jewelry and nail polish.

During the Procedure


We offer a range of anesthesia options tailored to your needs to ensure your utmost comfort throughout the procedure.


Clear communication is essential. Our team will keep you informed throughout every stage of the procedure.

Post-Operative Care


Stick to a soft food diet immediately following your procedure to minimize discomfort and protect the surgical site.

Oral Hygiene

While it’s important to maintain oral hygiene, be cautious not to disturb the surgical area. Follow your dentist’s specific guidelines.


Post-procedure follow-up appointments are essential for tracking your recovery and the success of your treatment.

Questions to Ask During Your Consultation

  • What are the potential risks?
  • How long will the recovery take?
  • What type of anesthesia will be used?
  • Should I expect any side effects?


Your well-being and knowledge about your dental treatment are important to us. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Ready to move forward or have additional questions? Contact Portal Dental Care at (832) 286-1014 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to providing you with personalized, high-quality dental care.