Before Conscious Sedation or General Anesthesia
Patients who have a clear understanding and expectation level before surgery have greater peace of mind. The following instructions and information will help you prepare yourself and ensure that your oral surgery goes smoothly.
- If you are having General Anesthesia hydrate yourself well before going to bed because you are to have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery. Surgeries using General Anesthesia are typically scheduled in the morning, however, if for some reason your surgery is scheduled in the afternoon you should have nothing to eat or drink for seven (7) hours prior to surgery.
- If you have medications that you usually take (i.e. high blood pressure, blood sugar medication etc...) or any premedication that your doctor has provided please take them using only a small sip of water.
- If you are having General Anesthesia or IV Sedation, a responsible adult must accompany you to the office. They must remain in the office during the surgery, and be able to drive you home after your surgery.
- Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Shirts should have sleeves that are easily drawn up above the elbow.
- When possible, colored or metallic nail polish should be removed before surgery.
- Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed prior to surgery.
- If possible, fill any prescriptions that your doctor may have given you prior to your appointment so that they will be available to you after your surgery.