Patients who are to receive General Anesthesia:
DO NOT eat or drink anything, including water and coffee, after midnight the night before your appointment.
Patients with appointments after 1:00 P.M.:
Before 7:00a.m. you may have one glass of juice, one slice of toast with jelly. (No milk, butter, fat, protein). You may drink water before 7:00a.m. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER 7:00A.M., including water and coffee.
Arrange for a relative or friend to drive you home after surgery. Parents must accompany minor children. Wear glasses or bring a storage case for your contact lenses. Bring a list of all medications for ease in answering health questionnaire. Wear loose, comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be raised above you elbow. Wear low heeled shoes. If you have any questions about these instructions, please call this office prior to your surgery date.
If you chose to have intravenous sedation or nitrous oxide, or if you wish to have the option of changing your mind on the day of the procedure, please do not eat or drink anything, including water, for at least 8 hours before your appointment. If you take medications regularly and have been instructed to do so by our office, or if you have had any medications prescribed to you by our office, they should be taken with small sips of water only, as discussed above.
Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing with short sleeves or sleeves that can easily be rolled up above both elbows.
A responsible person must accompany you and take you home. We ask that your escort remain in the reception area during the surgery so that they can be with you when you wake up in our recovery room. Your escort should not leave the office during the surgical procedure.
Your mouth and teeth should be well cleansed to help avoid infection.
Do not ignore a head or chest cold when oral surgery is to be performed. Please call the office if you have any symptoms, as an appointment change may be necessary.
If you are going to have local anesthesia (“Novocain”®) only, you may eat prior to your appointment and do not need somebody to accompany you to the office.