Before Intravenous Anesthesia

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

Please follow these instructions to prepare for oral surgery with IV anesthesia.

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment. This also includes mints, lozenges, chewing gum, etc.
  • No smoking or vaping for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • If you take any medications, you may need to take some or all of these before your procedure. We will review these instructions with you during your initial examination. However, if you are confused please check with our office for instructions prior to your day of surgery. An example may be medication for high blood pressure; which in some cases would be taken the morning of your procedure with a sip of water.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.