Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • Nothing to eat or drink (including water) for six hours prior to the appointment.
  • Please arrange to have an adult accompany you home, as driving is prohibited after intravenous or general anesthesia.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear a T-shirt or loose fitting clothing with 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, please check with Dr. Ringler prior to your surgical date for instructions.