BEFORE ANESTHESIA

Local Anesthesia

  • Take regular medications (blood pressure medications, antibiotics, etc.) and/or any medicine given to you by your doctor.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Short sleeve preferable. Flat, closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Refrain from using tobacco or alcohol products.
  • For more extensive procedures you may need to be accompanied by a responsible adult to drive you to and from the doctor’s office. You will be notified during your pre-operative visit if this will be required.
  • Plan to rest a few hours after the surgery.

Nitrous Oxide

  • Light food and drink four (4) hours prior to the procedure.
  • Take regular medications (blood pressure medications, antibiotics, etc.) and/or any medicine given to you by your doctor using only small sips of water.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Short sleeves and flat, closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Refrain from using tobacco or alcohol products.
  • It would be best to be accompanied by a responsible adult to drive you to and from the doctor’s office.
  • Plan to rest for the remainder of the day.

IV Sedation or IV Deep Sedation (General Anesthesia)

  • No food or drink for at least eight (8) hours prior to the procedure.
  • Take regular medications (blood pressure medications, antibiotics, etc.) and/or any medicine given to you by your doctor using only small sips of water.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Short sleeves and flat, closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Females: Remove nail polish before surgery and avoid makeup.
  • Refrain from using tobacco or alcohol products.
  • You MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult to drive you to and from the doctor’s office and he/she will stay with you  and after the procedure until you are recovered sufficiently to care for yourself.
  • Do not drive, operate complicated machinery or devices, or make important decisions such as signing documents, etc.