Before Oral Surgery

Pre-Operative Instructions for Sedation Patients

  • Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Please do not eat or drink anything eight (8) hours prior to surgery, including water.

Exceptions: Specific instructions for children should be obtained from a surgical assistant.

  • If you take medications in the morning on a regular basis, please take these medications with a small sip of water unless you have been instructed otherwise.
  • You will need a responsible adult to accompany you to the appointment, drive you home after the procedure and care for you at home.
  • We recommend stocking up on cold, soft items for the day of surgery such as pudding, ice cream, yogurt, applesauce and Jell-O. You may also want to stock up on warm, soft items for the day after surgery such as soups, pastas, potatoes, and oatmeal.
  • Remove any fingernail polish.
  • Do not wear contact lenses to your appointment, unless they are extended wear.
  • Wear two-piece comfortable clothing to your appointment. Please do not wear dresses, overalls or one-piece outfits.

For patient’s requiring driving escorts.  Your surgical procedure will not be performed if your escort/driver is not present at the time of check-in.  It is our office policy to require the escort of the patient to remain on the premises during the patient’s entire stay in our office.