Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) 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. 
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience. 
  • 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 or flu, please notify the office. 

If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Schulten prior to your surgical.