Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Oral Surgery Office, John Paul Malan, DDS, Joseph Ballenger, DDS, Philip Hurst, DDS, MD or Courtney Kilkuts, DMD, Nampa, Meridian & Fruitland ID

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

Please follow these instructions to prepare for oral surgery with IV Sedation.

  • You may NOT have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment. The only exception is a prescription medication approved by one of our providers and/or your medical doctor to be taken with a small sip of water 1 hour prior to the appointment.  
  • No smoking for 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. Patients under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia. 
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves. Do not wear a tight collar or necktie. 
  • 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, stomach, or upset bowels, please notify the office. 
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with one of our providers prior to your surgical date for instructions. 

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