Directions Before Anesthesia

Directions Before Anesthesia

The Evening Before Surgery

  • Eat a light dinner.
  • Get a good night’s rest.
  • No smoking.

The Date of Surgery – Empty Stomach

  • If your appointment is before noon, absolutely no foods or liquids (NO WATER).
  • If your appointment is in the afternoon, no foods or liquids 8 hours before the appointment (NO WATER).
  • No alcoholic beverages 24 hours before surgery or 3 days after surgery.
  • Use the restroom before your appointment.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of surgery. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt.
  • You are not to drive to your appointment.

Important – A Ride Home

A responsible adult must accompany and stay with you the remainder of the day after your procedure. A parent or guardian must accompany minors to the office; written consent is necessary.

Special Instructions

  • Remove glasses or contacts.
  • Remove earrings, necklaces, and tongue studs.
  • Remove partial or full dentures.
  • Remove nail polish.

If under medical care, please notify our office prior to your procedure.