Office Anesthesia

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for at least six 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.
  • 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 until the next day following an anesthetic.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbow and low-heeled shoes.
  • Please remove contact lenses and jewelry prior to surgery. Dentures will 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 office prior to your surgical date for instructions. In general, patients should continue all of their medications unless instructed to change something by their medical doctor. For example, we may ask that a blood thinner be held a few days prior to your appointment to minimize post-operative bleeding, but this must be done in consultation with your medical doctor.