Pre Operative Instructions – Before Oral Surgery

Local & Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves that 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 bowel upset, please notify the office prior to your appointment.
Do not smoke at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
Please schedule your calendar so that you do not have any major commitments during the immediate postsurgical period, usually 24 to 72 hours.

If You Are Receiving Intravenous (IV) Sedation:

You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) past midnight prior to your surgery.
A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, drive the patient home, and supervise the patient for the day.
The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
If you take routine oral medications, please check with Drs. Hammon, Allender, Tucker, or Clark prior to your surgical date for instructions.