Here’s a few tips on how to prepare for a safe and successful appointment if you are scheduled to undergo dental treatment under sedation.
The following instructions are applicable to general anesthesia and intravenous (IV) sedation.
Depending on your specific needs, and the treatment you are undergoing, your dentist may have specific instructions for you. If you have any questions, or concerns, about your upcoming dental sedation appointment do not hesitate to contact us!
Instructions for Our Dental Sedation Patients
Please take a few minutes to read these instructions carefully; they are for your safety! It may be helpful to print them off and keep them handy as a reference.
Food & Drink
It is very important not to drink or eat anything after midnight on the night before your appointment. This includes water.
If you have medications that you need to take, take them as usual, with just a small sip of water.
Your safety is of paramount importance to us! If you do not follow these instructions exactly, we will need to reschedule your appointment.
The Day Of Your Appointment
Driving is not safe following a dental sedation appointment. Arrange to have a responsible adult bring you to your appointment, and to drive you home afterwards.
Remove contact lenses before you leave home.
If you have dentures, removable bridgework or a partial plate, please leave it at home, or bring a container to store it in during surgery.
Please notify our office as soon as possible if you develop a cold prior to your surgery.
If you must cancel your surgery, it's extremely important that you notify the clinic as soon as soon as possible.
Surgical appointments with general anesthesia or IV sedation are scheduled very closely together. Please be aware that if you do not cancel in time, we lose two appointments: yours, and the one we might have booked in your place had you provided ample notice.