Preoperative Instructions for Intravenous sedation appointments:
It has been our experience that patients that come well rested and hydrated tolerate anesthesia much better. We do require patients having intravenous sedation to come fasting from both food and liquids (including water) for at least six hours prior to your appointment. You may take any medications as normally prescribed with a small sip of water unless directed otherwise. For ease of placing monitors we would prefer you to come wearing a short sleeved tee shirt. You will need someone over the age of 18 to come with you to your appointment who can stay in the office during your procedure, drive you home and stay with you for the remainder of the day. Please note you will not be released to public transportation such as a taxi. The day of your surgery you will need to remain at home for the rest of the day due to the medications given during the surgery. To help ensure that you have a positive postoperative experience please make sure that you do not drink alcohol the night before your surgery or smoke the morning of your surgery.
Preoperative Instructions for Nitrous Oxide sedation (laughing gas) appointments:
For patients having “laughing gas” during their scheduled appointment, we encourage you to come wearing loose or comfortable clothes. We also need you to come fasting from both foods and liquids for at least two hours prior to your appointment.
Preoperative Instructions for Oral Sedation appointments:
Patients, primarily children, who will be receiving preoperative Oral Sedation need to arrive at the office at least 30 minutes prior to the appointment time and come fasting from both foods and liquids for at least six hours prior to the surgery time. We also find it more comfortable for the patients if you come wearing loose fitting, comfortable clothes.
Preoperative Instructions for Dental implant appointments:
You have been given or mailed several documents regarding your appointment. Enclosed was a prescription for an antibiotic which will need to be taken one hour prior to your appointment, unless otherwise directed. You may also have received a consent form that we would like you to review, sign and bring back to the office at the time of your appointment.