Before Intravenous Sedation or General Anesthesia

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to your 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, drive the patient home, and stay with the patient at home.
  • A responsible adult must be with you to take you home by car or by taxi. Please ensure that this person will be available to attend to you at home after your surgery. You must not travel by T.T.C.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, jewelry 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.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with your doctor prior to your surgical date for instructions.