Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation
- You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.
- No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery. By reducing your smoking you increase your healing ability by allowing more oxygen to be carried to the healing site. This also helps prevent and reduce the chance of infection occurring.
- 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 the anesthesia experience.
- Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
- Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
- Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
- If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
- If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Pulver prior to your surgical date for instructions. In most cases High Blood Pressure medication should be taken with a sip of water and not interrupted. However, Insulin doses for diabetic patients must be adjusted. We will assist you in obtaining medical clearances and contacting your physician prior to discontinuing any medications.