Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves and low-heeled shoes that lace. Our office is very cold in the morning, so wear long pants and bring a jacket or sweater for the waiting room.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and watches must be removed at the time of surgery. Dentures should be worn to the office but minimal adhesive (if applicable) should be applied.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office. This will allow the doctor to assess the situation on the morning of surgery. In most cases, this will not cancel the surgery.
  • If you take routine oral medications, the office should have informed you which medications to take during the initial consultation. If you are unsure of the medications you should be taking, please call the office prior to your surgery date. In most cases, pre-operative antibiotics will be given the patients and these should be taken before as prescribed. All medications taken before surgery should be taken with a minimum of water.