section assumes you have had your pre-operative consultation with
If you are going to have local anesthesia (Novocain) only, you may
eat prior to your appointment and do not need somebody to accompany
you to the office.
We'd like to go over what I talked with you about at the consultation
regarding the night before surgery and the anesthetic procedure,
as well as the medications I have given to you. It’s important
to remember that the evening before your surgery, I would like you
to take the medication which we prescribed, before you go to bed
(unless otherwise instructed). This medication prevents pain and
If you chose to have intravenous sedation, PLEASE DO NOT
EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING, INCLUDING WATER, for at least six
hours before your appointment. If you take medications regularly,
you may take them with small sips of water. Also, any medications
prescribed to you by our office should be taken with small sips
of water as discussed above.
comfortable, loose fitting clothing with short sleeves or sleeves
that can easily be rolled up above both elbows.
you have intravenous sedation, A RESPONSIBLE PERSON MUST
ACCOMPANY YOU AND TAKE YOU HOME. We prefer that your escort
accompany you to the office so that we can let him/her know when
you will be ready to leave the office and give them appropriate
mouth and teeth should be well cleansed to help avoid infection.
not ignore a head or chest cold when oral surgery is to be performed.
Please call the office if you have any symptoms, as an appointment
change may be necessary.