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.
Oral & Maxillofacial