Preparing for your Oral Surgery

Instructions To Prepare for Oral Surgery With IV Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) after midnight the night before your surgery. (Special considerations will be given to insulin dependent diabetics.  Please let your scheduler know when you make 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, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • 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 upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications such as blood pressure or heart medications, you may take this medication  prior to your surgery with just a small sip of water.
  • If you are currently on any blood thinners other than aspirin, or if you need to pre-medicate with antibiotics due to a joint replacement or heart valve replacement, please contact our office RN.
  • If you have any question about what medication you should take,  please check with Dr. Buck or Dr. Phillips prior to your surgical date for instructions.