Pre-Op: Before Sedation

During your consultation, your oral surgeon will go over some basic guidelines about how to prepare for surgery, and specifically how to prepare for the administration of IV sedation. Here is a summary of the general surgical guidelines. Always ask your surgeon if you have any questions or concerns.

Some guidelines for preparing for your oral surgery include:

  • Avoid having anything to eat or drink for eight (8) hours before your surgery. You may have water or clear liquids up until two (2) hours before your surgery and should stay well hydrated up until this time.
  • Avoid smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, we recommend patients cut out smoking altogether, as soon as possible.
  • You will need a responsible adult to come with you to the appointment, wait for you, listen to any important post-surgical instructions, and drive you home. We cannot proceed with any sedation if a responsible chaperone is not present.
  • Following the anesthesia experience, you will need to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery for at least 24 hours.
  • We advise patients to wear loose-fitting clothes, with sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbows. Also, wear low-heeled shoes.
  • Before surgery, you will be asked to remove dentures and jewelry.
  • On the day of your surgery, avoid wearing lipstick, nail polish, or any kind of excessive makeup.
  • Notify the office if you have any kind of illness on the day of your surgery, including a sore throat, upset stomach, etc.
  • Ensure that you discuss any medications you take with your surgeon. You should take all of your regular medications as prescribed by your physician on the day of surgery unless discussed otherwise with your surgeon. Ideally, you should furnish a current list of medications you take at your consultation, then bring a copy of that medication list on the day of your procedure.






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Tri-Cities Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implants & Wisdom Teeth in Richland, WA

Richland | Pasco | Kennewick

Tri-Cities Oral & Facial Surgery is proud to serve patients throughout Richland, Pasco and Kennewick, WA and surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of oral surgery services including dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, tooth extractions, and bone grafting, as well as sedation options to enhance your safety and comfort. Centrally located near Pasco and Kennewick, WA, we are the convenient practice to visit for your wisdom teeth, dental implant and other oral surgery needs.