Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • Do not eat or drink anything for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment. If you are given a prescription for antibiotics to take before surgery, they are taken 1 hour before surgery with sips of water only.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient home and stay with him/her for the remainder of the day.
  • 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 routinely take oral medications, please check with Dr. David prior to your surgical date for instructions.