Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

Please follow these instructions to prepare for oral surgery with IV Sedation.

  • The night before surgery have a snack before bed, drink a protein drink (Boost, Muscle Milk, or Ensure), and get well hydrated.
  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment. You may have a SIP of water to take medications that you have been instructed take or maintain on the day of surgery.
  • No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • If you use Marijuana on a regular basis, please refrain for one week prior due to it counteracting with sedation and can cause complications.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office and remain on the premises for the duration of the appointment, and drive the patient home after the procedure.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing like lounge or exercise pants and a dark colored T-shirt with short sleeves.
  • Contact lenses and jewelry should not be worn on the day of surgery. Dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with our office prior to your surgical date for instructions.