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Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions


-    Please refrain from eating or drinking at least 8 hours prior to your arrival time
PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ONLY: Children may have small amounts of clear liquids (No milk, pulp or soda) up to 4 hours prior to their appointment time. It is perfectly safe for children to fast prior to anesthesia just like adults, they just might be irritable.
-    Unless you dentist/surgeon has asked you to avoid certain medications, please take all your prescribed medications on their normal schedule, including narcotics or anti-anxiety medications.
Take them with as little water as possible.

DIABETIC PATIENTS ONLY: Please do NOT take your regular insulin. You may take any of your oral medications. If you have an afternoon appointment, you may eat a liquid only breakfast 6 hours prior to arrival time.  


-    Please brush your teeth thoroughly prior to your arrival, avoid swallowing anything.
-    Wear a lose fitted top, as we will need to place various monitors on chest and side, and have access to your arms for the placement of an IV cathedral.
-    You must have a driver with you to and from your appointment. You cannot drive for 24 hours following anesthesia. If you do not have someone to take you home, your procedure will be cancelled.

If you fail to follow these instructions, your procedure may have to be postponed or cancelled. These guidelines are for your safety.  


-    You may be sleepy for the rest of the day. This is normal. Please make sure someone is with you for the next 24 hours.
-    You can return to a normal diet, or the diet that has been indicated by your dentist/surgeon. We recommend you start with lighter foods, so you don’t become nauseated after anesthesia. Be sure to hydrate yourself well after the procedure. This will help alleviate any side effects you may experience.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at or call (602) 549-8320. 

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