Before Intravenous General Anesthesia/intravenous Sedation 

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

Please follow these instructions to prepare for oral surgery with IV General Anesthesia or IV Sedation.

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking or vaping for at least 48 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking/vaping as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain at 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 prosthetic appliances like dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • Do not drink alcohol for the first 24 hours after general anesthesia or while you are taking prescription pain medication.
  • If you develop a fever, cold, sore throat, stomach, upset bowels or any illness, please notify our office immediately.
  • Taking an anti-inflammatory agent like Advil (200-400 mg ibuprofen) one hour prior to your procedure will help to reduce post operative pain and swelling.  Take these medications only if they cause no side-effects, especially on an empty stomach.  You must be able to this medication with no water, or if necessary, 2 oz of water or less.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Yamada prior to your surgical date for instructions regarding their use.