If you have a lot on your mind leading up to the treatment, there’s no need to stress yourself out even more by attempting to commit your pre-op instructions to memory. Below, we’ve included some basic directions you should follow leading up to your procedure. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to our team for help.
If you have any concerns or questions about the surgery, please contact Dr. De Simone at (972) 978-3940 or by email at email@example.com.
Dr. De Simone will review your medical history with you prior to the surgery. Please be sure you are familiar with that information--especially with the name(s) and dosage(s) of any medications you are taking. If you feel your history is relatively complicated, we will need to decide if a consultation with your physician is necessary before the procedure is performed.
Patients who are minors (under 18 years of age) must have a legal guardian present.
It is important to avoid smoking for at least one week before the surgery and one week following the surgery.
Keep in mind that it is best to allow for some flexibility around your appointment time on the day of your surgery. It is best not to “squeeze in” an appointment for surgery on an already busy day.
Surgery with IV Sedation
To reduce the chances of nausea, do not eat or drink anything (including water) for at least six hours prior to your appointment. If you are diabetic, please contact your dentist for more specific instructions.
A responsible adult, over 18 years of age, must accompany you to the office and remain in the office during the entire procedure. Following the sedation, this responsible adult should be physically capable of assisting and accompanying you home and must remain with you for the next 24 hours. NOTE: Uber, Lyft, taxis, or other methods of public transportation are not acceptable.
Unless specified by your dentist, all medicines taken on a routine basis should be continued without interruption. Please swallow with a minimal amount of water.
If receiving intravenous sedation, you should wear clothing that is not restricted to the neck or arms.
Following the sedation, you should refrain from driving an automobile or from engaging in any activity that requires alertness for the next 24 hours.
There are important differences between general anesthesia (being completely asleep) and IV conscious sedation. If you have any questions about the IV conscious sedation process, please feel free to contact Dr. De Simone at (972) 978-3940 prior to the procedure.