How to Prepare for Intravenous Sedation

  • Abstain from eating and drinking for 8 hours before your surgery.
  • Don’t smoke for 12 hours before the procedure.  
  • You’ll need someone to take you to the office, stay there during the procedure, and take you home afterward.
  • You won’t be able to operate machinery or drive a car for 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Your sleeves need to be loose enough to allow you to roll them up.
  • Remove your dentures, jewelry, and contacts before the procedure.
  • Don’t apply makeup or nail polish for your appointment.
  • Let us know if you have any ongoing health problems, like a sore throat, runny nose, or upset stomach.
  • If you’re taking any medication, disclose this to Dr. Tsvetov before the day of the procedure.