Before IV Sedation/General Anesthesia

IV Sedation and General Anesthesia

  • Refrain from the intake of food or liquid (even water, except for taking scheduled medications) for a minimum of eight hours prior to the procedure.
  • Medications prescribed by your physician can be taken with a sip of water unless informed otherwise by our doctors.
  • A responsible adult must accompany you to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours or until fully recovered from anesthesia. ¬†Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Wear a short sleeve shirt or blouse

Inhalation Sedation (Laughing gas)

  • Limit the intake of food or liquid (dairy products) to a light meal up to two hours prior to the procedure
  • Medications prescribed by your physician should be taken unless directed otherwise. ¬†If you would like a different type of sedation/anesthesia than the one you have originally schedule, please contact our office so that we may allow the appropriate resources and time for your treatment.

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