EATING AND DRINKING ON THE DAY OF YOUR SURGERY
- Do not eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight the night prior to your surgery date. No gum chewing, no candies, etc. It is okay to brush your teeth before coming to the office (just don’t swallow)!
- The only exception to the above is that you may take any of your prescription medications with a sip of water when they become due or if you have been otherwise instructed by this office.
- IMPORTANT: Please remove all tongue, nose and lip piercings prior to your surgical appointment.
- Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing and sensible shoes. NO FLIP FLOPS.
- Do not change the dose of your medications and do not discontinue them prior to surgery without the consent of both your family doctor and the dentist doing your surgery.
- Bring all your prescription medications with you on the day of surgery. This includes all tablets, liquid medications, injections, creams or ointments and inhalers. Bring them in their original containers with the pharmacist’s label still on.
- All diabetics on insulin and/or pills do not take medication the morning of surgery – please bring your medication and glucometer with you to the office
- YOU MUST have a responsible adult drive you home when your surgery is completed. No driving for 24 hours after your surgery. Patients are considered legally impaired for 24 hours after having sedation.
- THAT PERSON MUST COME UP TO THE SURGERY OFFICE (#302) TO ESCORT YOU DOWN TO THE CAR.
- Someone needs to stay at home with you for a minimum of six hours after surgery.
PLEASE NOTE: IV sedation is not a covered expense under the Medical Services Plan of BC. Your Dental Insurance may or may not cover this expense. The fee quoted to you is based on the time the surgeon has requested to complete your surgery.