Pre-Operative Surgical Instructions

  1. As with any surgery, it is highly recommended that you shower the night before and morning of with an anti-bacterial soap.
  2. If you are scheduled for an appointment utilizing IV sedation or General anesthesia it is imperative that you do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to your appointment. Failure to comply with the previous instruction will result in rescheduling your appointment. If you have any questions or are confused about the instructions, please call the office. Local anesthesia (numbing the mouth) requires no special instructions.
  3. A responsible adult (parent or guardian if the patient is a minor under 18 years of age) must accompany the patient and remain at the office during the entire procedure. A sedated patient must have a responsible adult to drive them home.
  4. Loose fitting clothing must be worn. This includes sleeves, which can be rolled up the arm, past the elbow.