What to do before receiving anesthesia
Listed are steps all patients should observe before receiving anesthesia.
- No eating or drinking at least 8 hours before surgery, and no smoking 12 hours before surgery.
- A spouse, friend or neighbor will need to accompany you to the procedure, and drive you home after it is completed.
- Do not wear jewelry, contact lenses or dentures on the day of the procedure.
- Talk to your dentist about the regular medications you take, and be sure you can take the medications prior to the procedure.