Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for 8 hours prior to the appointment.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain on premises 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 or perfume on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with our office prior to your surgical date for instructions.
  • Please abstain from illicit drugs or any form of cannabis/marijuana (including edibles and topicals) for 3 days prior to surgery.  Usage prior to an anesthetic can be both dangerous and alter the effectiveness of of the anesthesia.