Before Intravenous Anesthesia

    • Nothing to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the anesthesia appointment
    • No smoking 12-24 hours before surgery.
    • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office. This escort should remain in the office and be available to drive the patient home at the completion of the procedure.
    • Wear comfortable, casual clothing.
    • Contact lenses and most jewelry should be removed prior to surgery. Removable dentures will also be removed prior to the procedure.
    • Avoid lipstick and nail polish the day of the procedure.
    • If you have a fever, stomach or bowel upset, or a cold, please notify the office prior to your procedure.
    • If you routinely take oral medications, please check with your oral surgeon at your consultation visit to discuss how and when these medications should be taken.



  • Patients must be escorted home by a responsible adult.
  • The patients should not drive a motor vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the intravenous anesthesia.


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