Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

If you are undergoing IV Anesthesia in our office, please adhere to these important requirements.

  • Do not eat or drink anything starting by midnight the night before surgery.
  • Stop smoking 12 hours or more before surgery. Recommended: quit sooner!
  • Wear low-heeled shoes and loose-fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow.
  • Prepare to remove contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • Bring a responsible adult to remain at the office and drive you home.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery for the next 24 hours after surgery.

Please alert the office prior to your appointment regarding:

  • Regarding an immediate illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset prior to your appointment, please alert our office staff.
  • Regarding whether or not to take your routine oral medicationsm please check prior to your surgical date for exact instructions.