You shall NOT have anything to eat for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment. However, up to 2 hours prior to the appointment only clear fluids (such as water, fruit juices without pulp, carbonated beverages, clear tea, and black coffee, but NOT alcohol and NOT milk) are permitted. It can be dangerous to have sedation if you disregard these instructions and this will necessitate a delay or rescheduling of your appointment.
No alcohol, caffeine or smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery. The negative effects of tobacco last up to two weeks after smoking cessation.
Arrangements must be made for a responsible adult that you know to drive you home following your surgery. This will allow us to properly sedate you during your surgery. Arrange to be driven home and monitored for the day by a responsible adult. Please ask your ride to be at our office to pick you up 30 minutes before your surgery is scheduled to be finished. There should also be someone available to assist you for the first few hours after surgery so that post-operative instructions can be followed. Please have your ride come in with you when you check in prior to surgery so we can give them your post-operative instructions.
The patient should not drive a motor vehicle or operate any dangerous machinery for 24 hours, regardless of how “good” he or she feels, following the sedation experience. The patient should also deter responsibility of other complicated tasks requiring judgment and critical decisions, such as watching small children or important legal decisions.
Please wear dark, loose fitting, comfortable clothing, including an open neck and short sleeve upper garment or 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 facial makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
If you have any change in your health in the week prior to your procedure, even a minor illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office as a postponement may be necessary.
If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Diamond & Associates prior to your surgical date for instructions. If any antibiotic or other medication has been prescribed to begin before your treatment, please read the label carefully for when to take the medication. Take only with a sip of water. Do not stop or alter your other regularly prescribed medications, especially for heart problems or high blood pressure, unless instructed to do so.
The patient will use the restroom shortly before the sedation.