Patient Information

Preparation for oral sedation, IV sedation and general anaesthesia

1.You must not eat or drink anything for eight hours prior to your appointment.

2.If you need to take any regular medications (eg., high blood pressure medication, antibiotics, birth control, etc.) or any medications provided by this office, take them with only a small sip of water.

3.Wear loose, comfortable clothing so we can easily place a blood pressure monitor on your arm.

4.Do not wear contact lenses.

5.Do not wear jewelry, sandals, slippers, or nail polish (for general anaesthesia only).

6.An adult must be present to take you home from your appointment. You can take a taxi, but you must be escorted by someone you know.

7.Go straight home after your appointment and rest. You may stop at the pharmacy to fill any prescriptions if needed.

8.You must not drive a vehicle, operate hazardous machinery, consume alcohol, or make any major decisions for a minimum of 18 hours, longer if drowsiness or dizziness persists.

9.Some patients may require one to two days (or more) of at-home recovery with minimal activity.

10.Written and verbal post-operative instructions will be provided to you at the time of your surgery.

Please make sure to inform your doctor of any changes to your medical history, and any prescriptions and over-the-counter medications you are taking.

Oral sedation

The medication you will receive for oral sedation is a Benzodiazepine (Triazolam or Ativan). It will make you very relaxed and sleepy. You will remain conscious throughout the procedure and be able to talk. Possible side effects include dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, headache, and stomach upset.

If you have any questions about your treatment please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Preparation for nitrous oxide sedation

1.You must not eat anything for three hours prior to your appointment.

2.If you need to take any regular medications (eg., high blood pressure medication, antibiotics, birth control, etc.) or any medications provided by this office, take them with only a small sip of water.

3.Wear loose, comfortable clothing so we can easily place a blood pressure monitor on your arm.

4.Some patients may require one to two days (or more) of at-home recovery with minimal activity to recover from surgery.

5.Go straight home after your appointment and rest. You may stop at the pharmacy to fill any prescriptions if needed.

6.Written and verbal post-operative instructions will be provided to you at the time of your surgery.

7.If you were treated under nitrous oxide sedation only. You may drive your car home.

Please make sure you inform your doctor of any changes to your medical history, and any prescriptions and over-the-counter medications you are taking.

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