Things To Do/Remember the Day Before Your Appointment
No smoking – This affects the level of sedation during your treatment, and can negatively affect your comfort level during the appointment.
No alcohol – The dentist cannot safely sedate you if you have had alcohol, narcotics pain medicines (including Vicodin/Hydrocodone) or any street or recreational drugs.
Take the sedative medication as instructed by the dentist one hour before you go to bed the night before.
Take no additional medications (e.g. OTC pain medications and antacids, herbal or nutritional supplements) unless discussing these medications with the dentist*
Nothing to eat after midnight (or 8 hours before procedure), it is Ok to take your medication with some water on the morning of the appointment* – Unless otherwise instructed by the dentist – if your appointment is in the afternoon and you eat the day of please eat a light meal (Note: diabetics eat and take med’s as normal)
No chance of pregnancy
The Morning of Your Appointment
NO food or water (except with medication) SIX HOURS prior to your appointment
No sensitivities to Benzodiazepines
Please leave jewelry and watches at home
No contact lenses
Wear short sleeves and comfortable clothing
Wear comfortable shoes/socks
You will be scheduled to arrive 1 hour prior to starting treatment for the administration of the sedation medication
It is absolutely essential that you have your escort drive you to your appointment. We will not be able to proceed with your appointment if you drive yourself, and this will result in forfeiting your pre-paid fee for the appointment. The person driving patient must be able to stay with patient until sedation wears off. (possibly 2-4 hours after arriving home)