Before Your Surgery (IV/GA Sedation ONLY)

Because the medication in the anesthetic causes prolonged drowsiness, you MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for several hours until you are recovered sufficiently to care for yourself.  (THE PERSON ACCOMPANYING YOU MUST REMAIN IN THE WAITING AREA DURING SURGERY).  Sometimes the effects of the drugs do not wear off for 24 hours


During recovery time (normally 24 hours), you should not drive, operate complicated machinery or devices, or make important decisions, such as signing documents, etc.


YOU MUST HAVE A COMPLETELY EMPTY STOMACH.  IT IS VITAL THAT YOU NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK FOR (8) HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR ANESTHESIA.  TO DO OTHERWISE, MAY BE LIFE THREATENING!  Note:  If directed by your doctor, sips of water may be used to take regular medication i.e. high blood pressure, or prescriptions given to you by this office.


Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.  Tops/shirts should have sleeves that are easily drawn above the elbow.  Females should remove nail polish before surgery and apply as little make-up as possible.


 


If given the following prescriptions, please take as follows:


  • Amoxicillin - start 1 day before surgery and take until gone.
  • Peridex - start 1 day before surgery and continue until post-op appointment.  Also, do a rinse before coming to your surgery appointment.
  • Motrin - to be taken after surgery for inflammation