Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • Don't eat or drink (including water) for six hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure and drive the patient home afterward.
  • The patient should not drive or operate machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing (either sleeveless or with sleeves) that 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.
  • Please notify the office of any illness you might be experiencing.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Brooks prior to your surgical date for instructions.