Before Anesthesia

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

At Home

Do not eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours before your IV sedation/general anesthesia procedure (for morning surgery that means nothing past midnight). Failure to follow this instruction may be life-threatening! If you need to take medications you can with a just small sip of water. Use the restroom prior to your appointment.

Do not ignore a head or a chest cold when oral surgery is to be performed. Call immediately if any symptoms are present; a change of appointment may be necessary.

Please arrive wearing a loose short-sleeved shirt.

Do not wear fingernail polish or acrylic fingernails.

Make arrangements for someone to stay with you at the office, throughout your procedure, and drive you home after.They will not be able to leave during your procedure. Uber, Lyft, and taxis are not appropriate rides home.

If you normally wear contacts, we ask you to wear your glasses on the day of the procedure.

Have someone at home to take care of/watch you for the remainder of the day after surgery.

Do not drive or make important decisions within 24 hours after surgery.

At The Office

Patients 18 years or younger will need a parent/legal guardian present to sign a medical history and consent forms.

Please bring all dental and medical insurance cards with you to the office.

Please bring you referral card from your dentist or specialist.

If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays, you may forward them or bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary, they can be taken at our office. Before your procedure, a dental assistant will go over your medical history. Your doctor will also visit you to answer any questions and go over concerns you may have.