Sedation Instructions

Oral Conscious Sedation Instructions

Before Treatment: 

Take the prescribed medication 1 hr prior to dental treatment while fasting.

Female Patients: If you are, or think that you might be pregnant, DO NOT take this medication. Please contact our office to go over alternative options for your appointment.

You must provide for us a current list of the medications that you are taking and the reason for each medication, including natural/organic and herbal medication.

The morning of your appointment you will need to be fasting prior to treatment. Please do not eat or drink for 8 hours before your appointment. Also, please DO NOT have any grapefruit juice the day prior to treatment. If you are diabetic then specific fasting instructions may need to be tailored depending on blood sugar levels and the stability of your diabetic condition.

You MUST have an escort drive you to and from your appointment.

After Treatment: 

It is necessary now for you to re-hydrate your body. You should drink fluids for the remainder of the day and should try to have something as soon after the procedure as you are able.

Because you were fasting this morning, we also recommend that you have something to eat immediately after the procedure. (NOTE: If the procedure you had in our office was a root canal, please remember not to chew for the next two hours while your temporary filling is setting)

Please understand that you are not to operate a vehicle while under this medication, this includes the remainder of the day.

You should defer any responsible or complicated tasks or any decisions requiring fine judgment for the remainder of the day.

You will need to refrain from drinking any alcoholic beverages for two days following treatment.

You will be tired for the remainder of the day and you are requested to rest.

Intravenous Conscious Sedation

IV sedation can be arranged to accompany treatment.  If this is desired, special scheduling and treatment instructions will be discussed at the time of the patient consultation.