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First Visit: Pre-Operative Instructions

What Can I or My Child Eat?

No food of any kind can be consumed for at least eight hours before the appointment. This includes mints, cough drops, chewing gum, hard candy, breath mints, etc… nothing by mouth.

Failure to observe this important precaution will likely result in delay or cancellation of the procedure.

What Can I or My Child Drink?

Small amounts (sips) of water only can be consumed up to 3 hours prior to the appointment. No other type of liquid can be consumed.

What Should I or My Child Wear?

Wear loose, comfortable clothing with short sleeves the day of your procedure. Remove contact lenses, make-up, jewelry, and fingernail polish prior to your appointment.

Young children may benefit from a pull up diaper. On rare occasions, children may soil or wet their clothes when awakening. We recommend you bring a change of clothes and blanket for your child.

What Should I Watch for Before the Appointment?

Notify the office of any new changes in your general health or new medications that have been started. Because of the unique nature of dental anesthesia, these symptoms might prevent us from performing the procedure, even though you or your child may not seem to be “sick.” 

Who Must be Present During Treatment?

A parent or legal guardian must be present throughout the entire procedure for patients under 18 years of age. For those above the age of 18: you will need a responsible adult to drive you to and from the office and accompany you on the day of surgery.


Please Note:

We must be able to contact you night before and the day of the appointment. It is not uncommon for schedules to change due to treatment issues that occurs before your scheduled appointment. Failure to keep contact with the office may result in unwanted and unnecessary delays or cancellations.

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