Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Section: Surgical Instructions

For morning appointments: Do not have anything to eat or drink after midnight the evening before.

For afternoon appointments: Nothing to eat after midnight, but you may have clear liquids (water, apple juice, soda, Jello) until 9:00 AM.

A responsible adult (parent if patient is under 18 years of age) 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 IV sedation.

No alcoholic beverages after 5:00 p.m. the night before the surgery.

If you wear contact lenses, please wear glasses the day of the surgery.

Wear something comfortable with short sleeves. Wear sturdy shoes for safer balance in walking.

No smoking for at least one week after surgery.

Do not use any products containing aspirin for 10 days prior to your appointment.

Please call our office 24 hours before your appointment if you have any cold or flu type symptoms