Surgical Instructions

Specific pre and post surgical instructions are important for the success of your treatment.

Antibiotic Pre-medication

If you are a patient for whom antibiotic pre-medication is required, please take the prescribed antibiotics one hour prior to your all of your appointments.

Pre-operative Instructions

The following instructions are helpful in preparation for your upcoming surgery. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions. We can be reached at Clarke V. Filippi, DDS Phone Number 209-572-6008 during regular business hours.


Pre-surgical instructions

Post-operative Instructions

These instructions apply once the surgical procedure have been completed. They are designed to help you minimize post-surgical discomfort and inform you of any situation that may require special attention. Please select the appropriate link below.

Osseous surgery / Crown lengthening post-op instructions

Gum graft post-op instructions

Dental implant placement post-op instructions

Sinus graft post-op instructions

Extraction post-op instructions

Sedation instructions

Food Suggestions

  • Jell-O
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt
  • Pasta
  • Milk Shakes
  • Casseroles
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Ensure/Slim Fast
  • Soups
  • Pudding
  • Rice
  • Apple Sauce
  • Oatmeal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns during regular office hours, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Periodontist Clarke V. Filippi, DDS is a specialist in periodontics and implantology. Call our office today!
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