Before IV Deep or Conscious Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.
  • If you have anything to eat or drink before a planned IV anesthetic, it is important you inform the doctor upon your arrival. Eating or drinking prior to a planned IV anesthetic will necessitate your case be rescheduled or cancelled. To proceed would put the patient at increased risk for otherwise avoidable complications.
  • 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. No exceptions!
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle, operate any machinery, make important financial decisions or drink alcohol for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Patients who normally take prescription medication should do so with the smallest sip of water necessary, before a scheduled IV anesthetic.
  • If you are a diabetic, special instructions regarding Insulin usage will be given prior to your appointment.
North Manchester
Oral & Maxillofacial
Surgery, PLLC