Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

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

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six hours prior to the appointment.
  • 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 are a diabetic and regularly monitor your blood sugar, please check it the morning of your surgery and be prepared to give us your blood sugar level when you come in.
  • If you have an inhaler, please bring it with you.
  • Patients who are required to pre-medicate with antibiotics prior to surgery should take their antibiotics one hour prior to their scheduled procedure.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home. You must also plan on having someone stay with you for the remainder of the day.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes. Please refrain from wearing skirts or dresses.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and 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 long hair please tie your hair back prior to 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 Dr. Collett prior to your surgical date for instructions.

Our goal is to provide you with a safe, pleasant and effective anesthetic experience. In order to do this, it is important that we have your full cooperation. Please feel free to call us with any questions concerning your surgery.