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First Visit - Pediatric Patients

What Can 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.

First Visit - Adult Patients

What Can My Child Drink?

Small amounts (sips) of water only can be consumed up to 2 hours prior to the appointment. No other type of liquid can be consumed.

What Type of Clothing Should My Child Wear?

Please dress your child in a short sleeve shirt or wear a short sleeve undergarment. Jewelry should be left at home. Nail polish should be removed. Remove contact lenses. 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?

Please call us if your child develops a runny nose, cough, allergy symptoms, or any other acute health problem between this appointment and your child’s appointment for anesthesia. Because of the unique nature of dental anesthesia, these symptoms might prevent us from performing the procedure, even though your child may not seem to “sick.” 

Also, please notify us if new medications have been started.

Who Must be Present During my Child's Treatment?

A parent or legal guardian must be present throughout the entire procedure for patients under 18 years of age.

 

Parents and Guardians, please Note:

We must be able to contact you or another responsible party the 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.

What Can I Eat?

No food of any kind can be consumed for at least eight hours before the appointment.  Nothing by mouth.

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

What Can I Drink?

Small amounts (sips) of water only can be consumed up to 2 hours prior to the appointment. No other type of liquid can be consumed.

What Should I 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.

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.

Who Must be Present During my Treatment?

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.