Sedation: Pre & Post Op Instructions

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Pre-operative Instructions

Pre-operative care is important to ensure a smooth sedation and surgery. Please follow these simple guidelines to be ready for the surgery. Feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns.
For your safety and protection, please follow these instructions:

Do not eat or drink anything 6-8 hours prior to your appointment.
A responsible adult must accompany you to your appointment and remain in the office until you are discharged from care. It will be that person’s responsibility to be sure that you return home safely and rest for the next 24 hours. You must not be left alone the first 6 hours after sedation.
Remove contact lenses, dental appliances, and jewelry prior to being seated.
Loose fitting clothing is suggested. Short-sleeved shirts are helpful. Do not wear high-heeled shoes as you may not be steady on your feet.
Please take any prescription medication (except insulin) as you routinely would. Please take the medicine with only 1 or 2 ounces of water.
Please fill out pre-sedation worksheet, consent for sedation, consent for oral surgery, wisdom tooth pre-op, and sedation care-giver form and bring all of it to the surgery.
Payment is expected as services are rendered unless prior arrangements have been made.

Post-operative Instructions

Postoperative care is most important to hasten healing and recovery. Your ability to think clearly will be impaired for a few hours after IV sedation. Feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns. In case of after hour emergencies or questions, please call Dr. Greg Gillespie on his cell phone @ 360-448-3272.
For your safety and protection, please follow these instructions:

Have your escort take you home and rest for the remainder of the day.
Have an adult stay with you until you’re fully alert.
Don’t perform any strenuous activities or activities that require alertness and/or coordination such as driving a motor vehicle for the rest of the day.
Don’t eat a heavy meal immediately. If you’re hungry, eat something light such as liquids or soft foods.
If you experience nausea, lie down for a while and make sure you eat something with your pain medications. If nausea and vomiting continue, please contact Dr. Greg for anti-nausea medication.
Take all prescribed medications as directed by your dentist.