When you're scheduled to undergo dental treatment under sedation there are a few things you need to do to prepare for your appointment. Here's how you should prepare for a safe and successful sedation appointment.
These patient instructions apply to people who are scheduled for either general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation.
Depending on your needs, your dentist may have specific instructions for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all about your upcoming dental treatment.
Instructions for Dental Sedation Patients
These instructions are for your safety! Please read them very carefully. It may help to print them off and keep them handy as a reference.
No Food & Drink
It is important not to eat or drink after midnight the night before your appointment. This includes water.
If you are required to take medications, take them as usual, with just a small sip of water. You will be allowed to eat after your appointment is complete.
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, we must reschedule your appointment. Your safety is paramount to us.
You must have a responsible adult bring you to your appointment, and drive you home afterwards. Driving is not safe following a sedation appointment.
Remember to remove your contact lenses and leave them at home if possible. If you must wear contact lenses to your appointment bring a case to put them in since you will be required to remove your contact lenses before your treatment begins.
You should leave dentures at home, or bring a container to store it in during your surgery.
If you catch a cold before your surgery, notify our office as soon as possible.
If you must cancel your surgery, it is very important that you notify the clinic as soon as you can, since surgery appointments with general anesthesia or IV sedation are scheduled very closely.
We lose two appointments if you do not cancel in time: yours, and the one we might have booked in your place had you provided ample notice.