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Oral and IV Sedation


  • Do not eat or drink anything for at least eight to ten hours prior to your appointment (six hours is the minimum)
  • If you take routine medications,  continue to take them with a small sip of water
  • If you are instructed to take any medication prior to your arrival, a trusted adult must drop you off to your appointment.
  • Stop consumption of stimulants (coffee or caffeine) at least 12 hours prior to your appointment
  • Stop consumption of sedatives (alcohol or marijuana) at least 24 hours prior to your appointment (except any medication prescribed by our office)
  • Wear low-healed shoes and loose fitting clothes with sleeves that roll up past the elbow
  • Do not wear contact lenses, nail polish, excessive makeup or jewelry to your appointment
  • If you have severely sick please notify the office
  • If you are breast feeding:
    • The day before your appointment – pump and save milk
    • The day of your appointment – pump and dump milk
    • The day after your appointment – return to normal
  • If you consume nicotine:
    • < 0.5 pack per day – refrain from smoking for 12 hours prior to your appointment
    • 0.5 – 1 pack per day – refrain from smoking for 8 hours prior to your appointment
    • 1 – 1.5 packs per day – refrain from smoking for 4 hours prior to your appointment
    • > 1.5 packs per day – smoke just prior to your appointment


  • Rehydrate with LOTS of liquids
  • A trusted adult must pick you up and remain with you until you are fully alert
  • Do not drive a vehicle or operate hazardous machines
  • Do not consume sedatives (alcohol or marijuana) for 24 hours
  • Do not perform heavy lifting or climb stairs
  • Do not make important decisions
  • Start by drinking liquids and then advance to a light meal (soup, yogurt, smoothie, toast etc)
  • Take pain medications as directed if you start to feel discomfort (if the medications upset your stomach, take them with food)

Please contact us if you have any further questions or concerns