If you're scheduled to undergo treatment with the help of dental sedation there are a few things you need to do to prepare for your appointment. Our Surrey Vancouver dentists share a few guidelines on what you should do to prepare for your next dental sedation appointment.
Before your sedation appointment your dentist will supply you with specific instructions, based on your specific needs, the type of sedation, and the dental treatment that you will be undergoing. If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming dental treatment, please be sure to contact your dental office. At Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group in Surrey BC our team are always happy to answer your questions so that you are well informed about your oral health, and treatment.
The following patient instructions apply to people who are scheduled for either general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation before treatment.
General Instructions for Dental Sedation Patients
Please read the following instructions carefully. Your safety is our number one priority! Printing these instructions and keeping them handy as a reference may be helpful as you prepare for your upcoming sedation appointment.
Restricting Food & Drink
While it is essential to refer to the specific instructions provided by your dentist, in most cases you will be instructed not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before your dental appointment. This includes water. If you need to take medications your dentist will likely advise you to take them as usual but with just a small sip of water to wash them down. In the interest of your safety, if you do not follow these instructions exactly we will need to reschedule your treatment.
Appointment Day Guidelines
Be sure to have a responsible adult bring you to your appointment, and drive you home after your appointment. Driving is not safe following dental sedation.
Leave your contact lenses at home if possible. If you must wear contact lenses to your appointment be sure to bring a case to store them in since you will need to remove your contact lenses before your treatment.
If you wear dentures they too should be left at home if possible. Should you wish to wear your dentures to your appointment, you will need to bring along a container to store them in during your treatment.
If You Need To Cancel
If you become ill, or need to cancel your surgery for any other reason, it is very important that you notify the dental office as soon as possible! We lose two appointments if you do not cancel in time for us to reschedule other appointments: yours, and the one we might have booked in your place if you had provided us with sufficient notice. Giving us time to reschedule someone else's appointment into your time slot means we are able provide patients with the care they need as quickly as possible.