Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What should I know about general anesthesia?

A: This applies to General Anesthesia, Sleep Sedation (IV Sedation).

Restrictions

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following general anesthesia (sleep sedation).
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes do not wear white clothing.
  • 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 the surgeon prior to your surgical date for instructions