Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

Please follow these instructions to prepare for oral surgery with IV Sedation.

IV Sedation Requirements:

  • All patients must have a parent, family member, legal guardian, or adult chaperone present throughout the entire time the procedure is being performed. Chaperones may not leave the premises of the office for any reason. 
  • The patient’s driver must be present at the time of the appointment. If no chaperone is present, the appointment will be rescheduled. 
  • Patients are not permitted to use any taxi service, Uber/Lyft or public transit after sedation procedures. 
  • Patients and/or chaperones are not permitted to take photos, videos or any other unauthorized documentation of staff and/or of the patient while inside the office. This is so we remain a HIPPA compliant office. 
  • Patients are encouraged to bring ice packs to the appointment. If you do not have your own, icepacks are available for purchase in the office. 
  • If you must cancel your appointment, please do so at least 48 hours prior to your appointment. 

IV Sedation Pre-Operative Instructions

  • Take adult dosage (200mg) of Motrin, Advil, or Ibuprofen every 6 hours starting 24 hours before the procedure, except when sleeping. 
  • Do not eat anything 6 hours before the procedure. You may have up to 8oz. of liquids sparingly up to 2 hours before the procedure, then nothing by mouth except for ibuprofen or daily medications
  • The day of your procedure: 
    • Wear a short sleeve shirt
    • Remove fingernail polish
    • Secure hair away from face
    • Closed back shoes only. No flip flops, slides, or crocs. 
    • No contact lenses or false eyelashes.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.