Before Your Visit

First time mother?  Multiple kids?  We understand things can be hectic and stressful so our goal here at Newman Family Dentistry is to help make your life easier by preparing you for your visit.

First appointment checklist:

New Patient Frenectomy forms
  • Please have these filled out beforehand or arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Frenectomy Forms
Review and practice home care stretching exercises
  • In order to best prepare yourself for the procedure, Dr. Mikel finds that reviewing the home care handout prior to your visit and practicing the stretching exercises beforehand is very helpful.
  • If your child is in daycare, be sure to make arrangements with the staff prior to the procedure.
  • Home Care Stretching Exercises
  •   Post-Frenectomy Home Care Exercises
Swaddle or blanket to help tightly wrap up your little one during the procedure
Pain Medications: It is recommended to give pain medications 30-60 minutes prior to appointment.
Under 6 months: You may use infant Tylenol and Arnica for discomfort
Infant’s Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosage Chart
Child’s Weight (lbs) 6-11 12-17 18-23 24-35 lbs
Liquid: 160 mg/5ml 1.25 2.5 3.75 5 ml
Under 6 months: You may use infant Tylenol and Arnica for discomfort
Infant’s Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dosage Chart
Child’s Weight (lbs) Liquid: 160 mg/5ml
6-11 1.25
12-17 2.5
18-23 3.75
24-35 5
Arnica Montana 30C: Homeopathic remedy that may be used pre and post operatively to minimize inflammation.
Dissolve 10 pellets in a 2-3 oz. of water or breast milk.  Give ~2 ml every 1-2 hours.  Most effective if given 1-2 days prior to treatment.  Ok to give more frequent (10-15 min) during an acute episode.  Store chilled.
Over 6 months:
Children’s Strength Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin)
Child’s Weight (lbs) 12-17 18-23 24-35 36-47 48-59 60-71 lbs
Infant drops (50 mg/1.25ml) 1.25 1.875 2.5 3.75 5 -- ml
Liquid 100 mg/5 ml 2.5 4 5 7.5 10 12.5 ml
Over 6 months:
Children’s Strength Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin)
Child’s Weight (lbs) Infant drops (50 mg/1.25ml) Liquid 100 mg/5 ml
12-17 1.25 2.5
18-23 1.875 4
24-35 2.5 5
36-47 3.75 7.5
48-59 5 10
60-71 -- 12.5

Directions to our office – Please make sure you are aware of which office location we will be seeing you.

10425 Commerce Drive, Suite 130
Carmel, Indiana 46032
(317) 218-9113

3945 Eagle Creek Parkway, Suite A
Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
(317) 739-4792

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