Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) PAST MIDNIGHT THE EVENING PRIOR to the appointment. This will avoid a potentially life threatening complication from vomiting under sedation. 
  • You must come with a driver. The driver must accompany you to the office, remain in the office parking lot during the procedure and drive you home.
  • Take all previously prescribed medication with a sip of water 
  • Please brush your teeth prior to your appointment, but be sure not to swallow any water.
  • You should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Smoking will affect your wound healing and increase complications. We advise that you avoid smoking before and after your procedure.
  • 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
    • Peridex mouth rinse
For more information about Before Anesthesia or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dudziak, Dr. Choi, Dr. Hicke, Dr. Paxman, Dr. Kim or Dr. Hanna, call our office in Rancho Cucamonga, CA at Rancho Cucamonga Office Phone Number 909-581-7761.