Bellflower Before IV Sedation

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Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Anesthetic is a vital part of many surgeries and procedures. It numbs pain or allows patients to fall asleep for several hours so the procedure can be completed in a peaceful manner. It is vital that you follow all of these instructions before receiving any form of intravenous (IV) anesthesia sedation. Failure to comply can result in complications that lead to future health conditions or even death. Please call our office and speak to one of our professional staff members if you have any questions or concerns related to anesthesia and our procedures.

  • You cannot eat or drink any food or liquid for 8 hours before the surgery, including water. Having something in your stomach can interact with the anesthetic.
  • Do not smoke for 12 hours before surgery. It is ideal that you limit any smoking for at least a week before surgery begins.
  • A responsible adult needs to accompany the patient to the office, remain for the entire procedure in the waiting room, and then drive the patient home. Patients will not be allowed to drive themselves home.
  • The patient should not operate any heavy machinery like cars, farm equipment, and other vehicles for at least 24 hours after surgery.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery so they don’t interfere with equipment or surgical staff mobility.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery to once again not interfere with the surgical staff.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office. We might need to reschedule the surgery.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Adamous or Dr. Sonnichsen prior to your surgical date for instructions. It’s important to follow all instructions because some medications can interact with the anesthesia.

Once again, it is essential that you follow all of these requirements to ensure surgery occurs in a safe environment. Here at Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, your comfort and safety are our primary concerns. Remember that you can always contact our professional office staff with questions or concerns and can speak with your dentist about whether or not it is safe to continue taking medication.

The best way to reach us is by our phone number at 562-866-1111. You can always contact us with questions before your surgery.