Preoperative Instructions for IV Sedation / General Anesthesia

 

Preoperative Instructions for Oral Sedation

 

Preoperative Instructions for IV Sedation / General Anesthesia

These instructions must be followed for all patients who are considering IV sedation / general anesthesia for their surgical appointment.  

The following instructions are designed for your comfort and safety. If you have any questions concerning these preoperative instructions or the surgery itself, please feel free to call the office.

 

Eating and Drinking

Do not have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to your appointment.

Do not chew gum and do not eat suck on any type of hard candy.

Not following appropriate instructions will likely result in the cancellation of surgery and you may not have the opportunity to reschedule this surgery.

 

Medications

Medications that you take on a daily basis can and should be taken. These Medications should be taken at least 2 hours prior to your surgery appointment and should be taken only with the minimal ammount of water or apple juice.

Preoperative medications (medications prescribed specifically for your oral surgery by Dr. Rottman) that have been prescribed should be taken 1 hour prior to your appointment with a minimal amount of water or apple juice.

Please direct any questions about taking medications to Dr. Rottman before the day of surgery. Do not stop any medication without the approval of the prescribing physician / provider.

Not following appropriate instructions will likely result in the cancellation of surgery and you may not have the opportunity to reschedule this surgery.

 

Other Important Considerations

Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves.

If you wear contact lenses, please remove them before coming into the office.

In order to insure your safety, all patients undergoing IV sedation or general anesthesia must be accompanied to the office by responsible adult who can drive them home. The escort must be present before surgery is started, must remain in the office during surgery and must be able to assist you in transfer from the office to home when you are ready to leave the office.

Patients who have been sedated or put to sleep may not drive or operate machinery for 24 hours; patients should also refrain from making important decisions during that time.

Please call the office at 734-854-2685 during normal office hours with any questions or concerns regarding these instructions.

 

 

Preoperative Instructions for Oral Sedation

These instructions must be followed for all patients who are considering oral sedation for their surgical appointment.  

The following instructions are designed for your comfort and safety. If you have any questions concerning these pre-operative instructions or the surgery itself, please feel free to call the office.

One or more of the following agents may be used to accomplish sedation: valium, halcion or nitrous oxide. Please inform our staff if you have ever had a reaction to any of these agents. Information about these medications can be found by following the links below.

 

valium
halcion
nitrous oxide

 

Eating and Drinking

Do not have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to our appointment, except for the following allowances:

Clear fluids may be consumed up to 2 hours prior to your appointment.

Clear fluids include: water, clear juice (apple or cranberry), black coffee, black tea or pop.

Clear fluids do not include: milk, citrus juice, coffee or tea with cream, creamers or milk.

Patients who do not adhere to this guideline are less likely to get the maximal effect from the sedative medication.

 

Medications

Medications that you take on a daily basis can and should be taken at the normal time with a minimal amount of water or apple juice only.

Preoperative medications (medications prescribed specifically for your oral surgery) that have been prescribed should be taken 1 hour prior to your appointment with a minimal amount of water or apple juice only.

 

Other Important Considerations

Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves.

If you wear contact lenses, please remove them before coming into the office.

In order to insure your safety, all patients who are to be sedated must be accompanied to the office by responsible adult who can drive them home. The escort must be present before surgery is started, and must remain in the office so he/she will be available to assist you home when you are ready to leave the office.

Patients receiving oral sedation will be asked to arrive for their appointment 45 minutes early to allow the medication to take maximal effect.

The cost of oral sedation will be charged at the time of surgery. Patients may decide to change the anesthetic plan on the date of surgery, but surgery may have to be rescheduled if appropriate preoperative instructions were not followed or if financial concerns remain.

Patients who have been sedated may not drive or operate machinery for 8 hours; patients should also refrain from making important decisions during that time.

Please call the office at 734-854-2685 during normal office hours with any questions or concerns regarding these instructions.