Office Anesthesia

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for 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, all blood thinners must be stopped prior to surgery. We typically have patients take their regular heart, blood pressure and asthma medications prior to treatment. Diabetic patients should stop their oral medication on the day of treatment. Patients on insulin should call the office prior to treatment for specific instructions.