Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation
For intravenous deep sedation, medications are given through a vein, which will result in total loss of consciousness, complete lack of recall of the event, and usually longer recovery time.
Deep sedation / general anesthesia has an excellent safety record as an office procedure. Please follow these instructions:
- You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours 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.
- The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
- Please wear loose-fitting clothing with short sleeves or sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
- 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, take them with a small sip of water. Some medications might need to be adjusted. please check with Dr. Deragopian prior to your surgical date for instructions.