Before Your Visit

To ensure a smooth visit, we have created a checklist of tasks and items to complete before your appointment. 
 

1. Fill out the forms before the appointment

You should have received an email or text with the link to the online forms.  Please fill out the online forms to expedite the process.
If you prefer to print out the registration forms or fill out at the office please arrive 30 minutes early. 

2.  Review the Frenectomy Home Care Packet.

This packet includes helpful information to make sure you are prepared for the procedure.  It is important that you familiarize yourself with the post-frenectomy stretching exercises and the medication lists and remedies.
If your child is in daycare, it is very important that you discuss and coordinate aftercare beforehand. 

3. Prepare Medications for Post-Op Discomfort

It is best to give pain medications to your child either 30-60 minutes before the procedure or no more than 4 hours after.

For infants under the age of 6 months:

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 160 mg/5mL Strength
OK to give every 4 hours as needed.

Weight Dosage
6-8 lbs 1.25 mL
8-10 lbs 1.50 mL
10-12 lbs 2.00 mL
12-15 lbs 2.50 mL
15-20 lbs 3.00 mL
20-25 lbs 4.00 mL


For infants over the age of 6 months:

Ibuprofen (50mg/1.25 mL Strength)
OK to give every 6 hours as needed.  

Weight 
Dosage
12-15 lbs
1.25 mL
15-20 lbs
1.50 mL
20-25 lbs
2.00 mL
25-30 lbs
2.50 mL

Homeopathic remedies:

Arnica Montana 30C 
Prepare solution by dissolving 10 pellets in 2-3 oz. of water or breast milk.  
Give 2 ml every 1-2 hours.  OK to give every 15 minutes when very fussy.   

4. What to bring to the appointment

  • For an infant, you will need to bring a swaddle or a blanket to be used for the procedure.  If you do not have one, we may have an extra one for you to use.  
  • If you plan to bottlefeed after the procedure, we advise that you have the bottle prepared beforehand.

5. Directions to our office

We have two office locations.  Please make note of which location you are scheduled.  For those traveling from Illinois, Missouri or the NW Indiana region, please take note of the time zone change.

 

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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