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Post-Operative Instructions for Conscious Oral Sedation Procedures

​Before Your Sedation Appointment

  • Contact us prior to your appointment if there has been a change in your health.
  • You must arrange to have someone accompany you to and from your appointment. You will want this person to be able to stay with you a while and monitor you after you return home from the visit.
  • Please make sure to have nothing to eat for (6) six hours before appointment. NO FOOD. NO DRINKS.
  • Clear liquids are permitted up to (2) two hours prior to appt examples below:
    • Clear fruit juice (no pulp)
    • Black coffee or tea (sugar allowed but no milk, cream or whitener)
    • Pop (regular or diet)
    • Gelatin desserts (Jell-O)
    • Popsicles
    • Water

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  • Please do not wear make-up, nail polish or perfume.​
  • Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing. A short sleeved shirt is best. Bring a sweater as well.
  • If you are taking medications or are a diabetic, please ask for any special instructions.
  • Use the bathroom prior to being seated.
  • Coughs and cold can interfere with your appointment. If you are feeling ill in the days preceding you appointment, please advise our office.

After Your Sedation Appointment

  • Please have someone home with you the first few hours after your appointment.
  • Ideally you should have a responsible adult stay with you and monitor you for at least 12 hours or until you recover the morning following your appointment.
  • You may even need assistance from a responsible adult with walking and using the restroom.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages for 48 hours following dental treatment. NO ALCOHOL.
  • Stay home and rest for the remainder of the day.
  • Do not perform any strenuous activities.
  • Do not attempt to eat or drink anything for the first 2 hours following the surgery. If you are hungry, a light diet (liquids and toast) should be adequate. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated.
  • You must not drive a motor vehicle for 24 hours. Do not operate machinery for 24 hours. Do not perform any hazardous tasks for 24 hours, as dizziness/drowsiness may persist. Even if you think you feel fine, please avoid any of these tasks for the first 24 hours after your sedation appointment. NO DRIVING.
  • A feeling of nausea may occasionally develop after sedation. Lay down and rest until you feel better.
  • Do not travel by public transportation.
  • Avoid hot/cold beverages as the anesthetic may last for 2-4 hours, be careful not to bite your lip or tongue.
  • Drugs such as Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin are usually effective for mild pain and fever that may have following your surgery and anesthesia.
  • Pain medication may be taken as directed, but do not exceed the instructed dose.
  • If you have any unusual symptoms or problems you may call the office telephone number at 941-408-7645. Please leave a message if you do not get a response. We will return your phone call as soon as possible.