Before IV Sedation

Your oral surgery will be performed with intravenous medication. The medication which will be administered will allow you to undergo this treatment in a relaxed and comfortable state. Since office anesthesia does not produce as deep an anesthetic state as a hospital general anesthetic, you may later retain a vague memory of having had the treatment.


  1. Patients should not take aspirin or blood thinner medication 7 days prior to surgery. If baby aspirin has been prescribed, you may continue taking this. Please advise us if you are taking any herbal medications, as some of these have a tendency to slow clotting time.
  2. Contact lenses should be removed before surgery begins.
  3. Blood pressure access to the arm will require that a loose fitting shirt be worn.
  4. You may not drive to or from the surgery appointment, nor operate machinery for 24 hours after the surgery. Please have someone available to assist you to the car. It is advisable that someone stay with the patient at home after the surgery.
  5. Please take your routine medications unless advised to the contrary.
  6. After surgery, the patient and driver will be given specific instructions to ensure optimal comfort and care.
  7. Please abstain from eating (6) six hours before the appointment. If your appointment is in the afternoon, you may have a light meal prior to 7:00 a.m. You may have a few sips of water…No More Than 6 Ounces.
  8. We ask that you stop at the front desk and take care of your balance and schedule your post operative appointments. We also advise that you visit the restroom prior to your appointment.
  9. Occasionally, patients receiving intravenous sedation medications experience postoperative tenderness, and/or redness in their hand or arm (phlebitis) associated with intravenous infusion. If this occurs, or if you have any questions following treatment please call at any time (303) 449-1301.
  10. Please inform us if you are pregnant, or think you might be.
  11. No alcohol should be consumed 48 hours prior to surgery. Please drink plenty of water the day before surgery to hydrate yourself.