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If you are not being sedated, please be sure to eat a meal before your appointment.  A light meal packed with vitamins is best, nothing to heavy or full of fat.  Drink plenty of water throughout the day as well to assure you are fully hydrated.

You will likely be numb in certain areas of your mouth after your dental procedure so please use caution.  Hot food and liquids are not to be consumed while you are numb.  There is also a small risk of biting your lip, cheek, or tongue so please use caution.

If you are being sedated please follow these specific instructions:

BEFORE YOUR SEDATION APPOINTMENT

 

DO NOT eat or drink 6 hours prior to your appointment.  Some medical conditions or patients under physician’s orders and taking certain medications are exceptions.  PLEASE CHECK WITH US!  A VERY SMALL amount of clear liquids are permitted only if absolutely necessary up to 2 hours prior to appointment, again please check with us.

 

Please plan ahead, by law we are not allowed to release you unless accompanied by a responsible and physically capable adult.  You need to be cared for the entire day by a responsible and physically capable adult as well.

 

You can not drive for 24 hours after your sedation appointment, plan alternative business and transportation for this period.  You will likely feel great, however you are legally impaired, do not take the risk.

 

Please wear loose clothing that leaves your arms open and available for monitoring purposes. NO fingernail polish or artificial nails are allowed.

 

 

 

AFTER YOU SEDATION APPOINTMENT

 

Medications will remain in your system for 24 hours, thus you CAN NOT drive, operate heavy machinery, or make important decisions for 18-24 hours.  Your memory will be compromised during this recovery time.

 

Drink ample amounts of fluids but refrain from alcohol for 24 hours.  Refrain from alcohol also if taking prescription medications.

 

You may eat right away, however a meal may re-sedate you.  Get plenty of rest at home in the accompaniment of a responsible adult for the entire day.  You may feel somewhat re-sedated in any case a few hours later, rest is important.

 

Take pain prescription as directed, and feel free to restart regular medications as needed.

 

Your face and tongue will likely still be numb, avoid burns by consuming only moderately warm beverages and food.  Parents: observe your children carefully for signs for lip or cheek biting.

 

We will call to see how you are feeling and answer any questions you may have but if you or your family have any concerns please feel free to contact us at 320-203-7373, or go to the emergency room.

 

The IV site may be tender for a few days.  Avoid heavy use of your IV arm for 48 hours.  Contact our office if discomfort increases.

If you are not being sedated, please be sure to eat a meal before your appointment.  A light meal packed with vitamins is best, nothing to heavy or full of fat.  Drink plenty of water throughout the day as well to assure you are fully hydrated.

You will likely be numb in certain areas of your mouth after your dental procedure so please use caution.  Hot food and liquids are not to be consumed while you are numb.  There is also a small risk of biting your lip, cheek, or tongue so please use caution.