Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

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

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment.
  • Advise the staff if you faint easily
  • Drink plenty of fluid the evening before the procedure
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear a short sleeved shirt or a loose fitting shirt with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, cough, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • Do not wear dark nail polish
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Drs. Morgan, Caldwell, Dowd and Chuah prior to your surgical date for instructions.

Before Nitrous Oxide Sedation

  • You may eat and drink up to 2 hours prior to your surgery.
  • If a pre-operative medication is prescribed this is to be taken ONE hour prior to the procedure.  A small sip of water or juice is permitted with the pre-medication.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing
  • You must be healthy the day of you surgery.  Please advise the staff ahead of time of any illness.
For more information about Before Anesthesia or to schedule a consultation with Drs. Morgan, Caldwell, Dowd and Chuah, call our office in Concord and Lexington, MA at Concord Office Phone Number 978-369-2525.