Here are some basic tips on how you should prepare for a safe and successful dental sedation appointment. Not: your dentist may have specific instructions for you, based on your specific needs.
These instructions apply to patients scheduled to receive general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation.
Your dentist might provide you specific instructions for your unique situation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your upcoming dental sedation appointment.
Instructions for Dental Patients
Please read these instructions carefully, they are for your own safety. You may find it helpful to print these instructions and keep them handy as a reference in the days leading up to your dental sedation appointment.
Restricting Food & Drink
Do not to eat or drink after midnight the night before your appointment. This even includes water!
For those patients who need to take medications, please take them as usual, with a small sip of water to wash them down.
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, we will need to reschedule your dental sedation appointment. Your safety comes first!
On The Day Of Your Appointment
It is essential that you have a responsible adult bring you to your appointment, and drive you home afterwards. Operating a vehicle following dental sedation is not safe!
If you wear contact lenses, be sure to remove them before you come to the dental office.
We also recommend that any dentures, including a partial plate or removable bridgework, be removed before you leave home for your appointment. If it's not practical to leave your dentures at home, please be sure to bring along a container to store it in during your dental sedation appointment.
Should you happen to develop a cold before your surgery, please notify our office as soon as possible.
If you absolutely must cancel your appointment, it is very important that you contact our staff as soon as you can. Surgery appointments with general anesthesia or IV sedation are scheduled very closely together.
If you delay in letting us know that you need to cancel we lose two appointments: yours, and the one we might have booked in your place.