Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with your doctor prior to your surgical date for instructions.
  • Take all previously prescribed medication that has been approved by your doctor with a sip of water unless instructed otherwise.
  • Please brush your teeth prior to your appointment, but be sure not to swallow any water.
  • 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.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • 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 an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
  • Medications that may be recommended before surgery:
    • If you are an asthmatic, please bring your inhaler
    • Pepcid Extra Strength 20 mg: take one the night before the surgery and the morning of surgery (with just enough water to swallow the pill)
    • Antibiotics