Before Intravenous SEDATION OR GENERAL Anesthesia 

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

Please follow these instructions to prepare for oral surgery with IV Sedation and General Anesthesia 

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) after midnight the day before your appointment.
  • No smoking for 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 to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, drive the patient home, and stay with the patient for the whole day following surgery.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia. You are considered legally impaired and CANNOT drive for 24 hours after receiving anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose-fitting clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbow and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Provide a current list of your medications to your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. This includes over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements.
  • Arrange time off work or school as you will need time to rest and heal
  • 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 upset bowels, please notify the office as soon as possible at Edmonton Office Phone Number 780-454-6565.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Robinson, Dr. Lung, Dr. Davis or Dr. Forrest prior to your surgical date for instructions.