Pre-Op Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL PATIENTS

  1. Wear comfortable, short sleeve, loose-fitting clothing and no makeup or jewelry to your appointment. 
  2. Refrain from smoking or vaping cigarettes or marijuana for at least 48 hours prior to surgery.
  3. Clean your mouth and teeth well prior to surgery to help prevent infection.
  4. Eat a light, easily digestible meal, consume no alcoholic beverages, and get a good night’s sleep the night before surgery.
  5. Cell phones are not permitted in surgery areas.

 INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS HAVING A GENERAL ANESTHETIC

  1. Do NOT eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours prior to your appointment. NO FOOD AND NO LIQUID. If you need to take regularly prescribed medication, you may use a very small amount of water to help you swallow your pill.
  2. Arrange for a relative or friend to drive you home after surgery. Under no circumstances may you drive for 24 hours following surgery, or while taking prescription pain medication.
  3. We also recommend that you have a responsible adult with you post-operatively to help with any needs you may have.