Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.

  • Do not ignore a head or chest cold when having oral surgery. Call immediately if you have any symptoms of the above, or have a fever. A change of appointment may be necessary.

  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.

  • Visit the restroom half hour prior to your appointment.

  • If you plan to be sedated, or have take a sedative (tranquilizer), a responsible adult should bring you, accompany you to our office and take you home. We request that this individual remain in the reception area during your procedure. You may not drive an automobile an hour before your surgical procedure and for the next 24 hours.

  • Please wear a short sleeve t-shirt as this will make taking your blood pressure, starting an IV and placing a cardiac monitor easier.
  • If you wear contact lenses please remove them. Wear conventional glasses on the day of your surgery. Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.

  • Your mouth and teeth should be clean. Please brush your teeth thoroughly before arriving for your appointment to help prevent infection. If your lips are chapped or dry, please use lubricant like Vaseline Lip Therapy for one week prior to surgery.

  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Harvey prior to your surgical date for instructions.

  • Plan on a cool soft diet for the first day following your surgery. Have foods ready at home like milkshakes, applesauce, ice cream, pudding, cottage cheese or yogurt. You will be given written diet instructions on the day of your surgery.

  • Have ice packs ready at home on the day of your surgery. Frozen vegetables or ice in zip-lock bags work well. You will be given “single-use” ice packs prior to your surgery, to help you get started, and written instructions on the day of your surgery.

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