for patients planning Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

9 Ways to Prepare for Oral Surgery

  1. You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six hours prior to your appointment.
  2. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery to aid in healing and minimize anesthesia risks.
  3. A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home. It is advised to have a responsible adult stay with you for 24 hours following sedation to assist you in your recovery. 
  4. The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  5. Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow and low-heeled shoes.
  6. Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  7. Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  8. If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.
  9. You may take your regular medications unless advised otherwise by your doctor prior to surgery.
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