If you are undergoing sedation, please read and follow these important guidelines for before your oral surgery procedure.
You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for 6 hours before the appointment.
No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible before the day of surgery.
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 the anesthesia experience.
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.
If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, or stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
Arrange for someone to care for your small children for the day of your surgery.
If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Boyce or Dr. Tracy before your surgical date for instructions.
Don’t make any important decisions or sign any legal documents for the day. The potential for impairment relates not only to physical activities but your mental state as well. Moreover, the anxiety that frequently accompanies important decisions is to be avoided. The day should be spent resting.
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