NC Sedation Dentistry
Pre-Sedation Instructions for both oral and IV sedation dentistry
Pre-Sedation Dentistry Instructions
- Arrangements must be made for a responsible adult to drive the patient home after oral/IV sedation dentistry. The sedation dentists will not allow the patient to leave the office if unescorted after oral or IV sedation.
- The patient should have nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to the oral/IV sedation procedure.
- Wear loose-fitting garments and a shirt/blouse with short sleeves.
- The patient should arrive at the office 15 minutes before the scheduled general/cosmetic dental appointment.
- Should the patient develop a cold, flu, sore throat, or any other illness, the oral/IV sedation dental appointment should be rescheduled to a time when the patient is more physically fit.
- If there are medications to be taken as part of the IV sedation dentistry treatment, they will be prescribed and the name of the drug, dosage, and instructions will be given to the patient.
- The patient should continue to take his or her usual medication(s) as prescribed for other conditions only after consultation with Dr. Bonnick. Some medications may need to be cut back, or taken with minimal water if there is a morning or pre-sedation dose.
- Do not wear contact lenses to your oral or IV sedation dentistry appointment.
- If you wear nail polish remove it from the middle finger of the left hand so we can properly monitor your blood oxygen concentration during oral or IV sedation.
- The date, time, and place of the sedation appointment are given to the patient. Patient may need a prescription for the night prior to the IV sedation appointment.
For more information about oral or IV sedation dentistry or to schedule a consultation at our NC sedation dental practice, call us at (336) 841-0000.