Before and After Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Pre-Op Instructions

PLEASE NOTE: In most instances the patient is seen first for a consultation and then scheduled for surgery at a separate appointment.

  • IF you have been told that you may be put to sleep during the first visit: Do NOT eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to surgery: NO FOOD and NO WATER.
  • You must arrange for someone to drive you to the office, stay and drive you home after the surgery. DO NOT DRIVE for the remainder of the day.
  • Any unmarried patient under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the time of surgery.

Contact the office location where you are having surgery for specific Pre-Op instructions:

Your doctor will also provide written instructions before your oral surgery.