Sedation Instructions Before Procedure


  

IV PRE-SEDATION PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS

 For the safe treatment of the patient, the following pre-sedation instructions must be followed very carefully

Food and Beverages

• Nothing to eat for 8 hours prior to dental procedure, you are encouraged to drink clear liquids up until 2 hours before your surgery. Examples of liquids to drink include: water, apple juice, tea or black coffee. DO NOT ADD ANY milk, cream or additives to your coffee or tea.

• Stop drinking clear fluids two (2) hours prior to dental procedure.

Do not consume any alcohol for 24 hours prior to surgery

Medications

• If you take medications in the morning on a regular basis – Please take them 3 (three) hours prior to your appointment. It is essential to discuss with the dentist prior to stopping any regular medication.

Type 1 diabetics: We will require a medical clearance letter from your family physician regarding your medication, bring your finger prick device & strips to the appointment, and we will test and record your pre-op blood sugars.

Type 2 diabetics: Morning of your appt do not take your diabetic meds unless it is insulin. Bring your finger prick device & strips to the appointment, and we will test and record your pre-op blood sugars.

Clothing

• Remove nail polish from at least one fingernail on each hand

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and short sleeves to allow the placement of the safety monitoring equipment. A blood pressure cuff will be placed on your arm above your elbow so please ensure that area is easily accessible.

• Best to leave jewelry at home

Bring a blanket to your appointment to keep you warm throughout

Smoking

• Refrain from smoking 2 days prior to treatment, and 14 days after treatment

Transportation

• Under no conditions can you drive yourself home. A responsible adult with a vested interest in your safety must accompany you home. A taxi driver or similar service does not count as your escort.

• We will ask that your ride be in the parking lot waiting for you 30 mins prior to the end of your appointment.

Change in health status

• If your general health deteriorates (e.g., cold, cough, fever, etc.) contact the program coordinator prior to the day of the appointment.

• If in doubt, please phone to report the change in your health status. 

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ORAL SEDATION INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO SURGERY:

For your safety, the following pre-sedation instructions must be followed very carefully.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

• Nothing to eat for 2 hours prior to dental procedure, you are encouraged to drink clear liquids up until 2 hours before your surgery. Examples of liquids to drink include: water, apple juice, tea or black coffee. DO NOT ADD ANY milk, cream or additives to your coffee or tea.

• Stop drinking clear fluids two (2) hours prior to dental procedure.

• Do not consume any alcohol for 24 hours prior to surgery

MEDICATIONS

• Your periodontist will advise you if there are any changes to the frequency/dosing of your regular prescribed medications. If you have any questions regarding your prescription medications, please call the office well in advance of your appointment.

CLOTHING

• Remove nail polish from at least one fingernail on each hand

• Wear loose, comfortable clothing and short sleeves to allow the placement of the safety monitoring equipment. A blood pressure cuff will be placed on your arm above your elbow so please ensure that area is easily accessible.

• Best to leave jewelry at home

• Bring a blanket to your appointment to keep you warm throughout

SMOKING

• Refrain from smoking 2 days prior to treatment and 14 days after treatment

TRANSPORTATION

• Under no condition can you drive yourself home. A responsible adult with a vested interest in your safety must accompany you home. A taxi driver or similar service does not count as your escort.

CHANGE IN HEALTH STATUS

• If your general health deteriorates (for example: cold, cough fever, etc.) contact us prior to the day of your appointment.

• If in doubt, please phone to report the change in your health status. 

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