Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

Please follow these instructions to prepare for oral surgery with IV Sedation.

  • Do NOT eat or drink (including water, candy, mints or gum) for eight (8) hours prior to the procedure.
  • No smoking* for at least 24 hours before surgery and No Cannabis (Marijuana) within 72 hours of surgery.** 
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia or while taking narcotic pain medication.
  • 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.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Fantuzzo prior to your surgical date for instructions. On the morning of surgery, take your regular medications, unless otherwise instructed, with no more than one ounce of water, at the usual time or before leaving for the office, whichever comes first.  If you are on medications for diabetes, you should discuss the dose with our office prior to your planned procedure.
  • Aspirin / anti-inflammatory products: Please do not take Aspirin products for 5 days prior to the procedure date. Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or Naproxen (Aleve) 5 days before the procedure. 
  • If you are taking blood thinners, such as Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, or Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) such as Eliquis, Xeralto, or Pradaxa, please contact our office for instructions.

Special Note 

*Ideally, smoking should be avoided for 6-8 weeks prior to your anesthetic or surgical procedure. Smoking delays healing; may promote “dry sockets” (if you are having dental extractions) and makes your airway more “reactive” increasing risk during anesthesia. This is also true of vaping and marijuana use.

**Marijuana users require higher doses of anesthesia medications including pain medication during and after surgery. Chronic use of marijuana may lead to physiologic functional imbalances. 

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