It is extremely important that you follow these instructions prior to your appointment for surgery.
If your appointment is in the morning, do not have anything to eat or drink from midnight the night prior to your appointment day. If your appointment is in the afternoon, you should have a light breakfast in the morning, as long as you finish your meal six (6) hours prior to your appointment. A small amount of water may be used to take any necessary medications. Unless specified by your dentist, all medicines taken on a routine basis should be continued without interruption.
Short sleeves are necessary for IV access. Wear comfortable shoes that are easy to walk in and remove glasses and contact lenses. Please do not wear dark nail polish nor acrylic nails.
This fruit has been shown to affect the metabolism of many medications, increasing the risk of toxicity and adverse effects.
Sedation medications can affect the unborn child.
You will be sedated during your appointment. A responsible adult (18 years or older) needs to drive you to the appt, stay in the building, and drive you home. Post-operative instructions will be given to the driver.
We will be happy to answer any questions you have to help ensure you have a successful appointment. If you are not able to follow these instructions we will not be able to administer sedation or complete the planned treatment.
I had been dreading to have a molar extracted due to an experience many years ago and today, I know I wasted a lot of nervous energy. Dr. Johnson pulled the tooth yesterday using only local anesthesia at my request. He ordered pain pills and I did take one when the numbness was leaving shortly after getting home around noon and have put the rest away-don’t need them. There has not been any actual pain and I feel perfectly normal. My sincere thanks to you, Dr. Johnson and your assistant for an experience that cured my dread and should I ever need another you will hear from me.- Marty