Helping teens prepare for surgery

Questions you’ll be asked during the pre-op screening

Here are the questions your parents may need to answer and questions you will be asked privately

  • Do you have any allergies?
  • Do you have any loose/capped teeth?
  • Are you wearing any type of oral appliances such as braces, retainer, or mouth piercing?
  • Are you wearing any nail polish?
  • Do you wear glasses or contacts?
  • Are you wearing any jewelry?
  • Did you bring any personal belongings you want with you during surgery?

Private questions

  • Have you started menstruation? If yes, when was your last menstrual period?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you use drugs?
  • Do you have any tattoos?
  • Do you have any body piercings? (Generally, these will need to be removed before surgery.)


Take a tour designed to help patients and family members to learn what to expect before, during, and after surgery day.


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