Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

nurse preparing syringe for anesthesia before oral surgery procedure
  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment. General anesthesia cannot be given unless your stomach is empty.
  • No smoking or alcohol 24 hours prior to surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • Get a good night’s rest  before your surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • A consent form must be signed before any medication is given. A parent or guardian must sign a form for a minor.
  • Children scheduled for surgery may bring a favorite toy or book with them.  Parents will be allowed and encouraged to be with their children during recovery.  However, we request that you leave other children at home.
  • You will have the opportunity to speak with the Dr. Bedrossian prior to your surgery.

  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Bedrossian prior to your surgical date for instructions.

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Call San Francisco Center for Osseointegration Phone Number 415-956-6610 today with questions or to schedule an appointment!