- DO NOT EAT or DRINK ANYTHING (not even water or coffee) for a minimum of 6 HOURS before your appointment. If you forget, please inform us. It is not safe and potentially life-threatening to proceed.
- Take all your regular medications unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Rayher. Please advise Dr. Rayher if you take any blood thinners or medications for diabetes. You may take a small sip of water with your medications.
- If Dr. Rayher prescribed medication or mouth rinse for you to take before your surgery, please use as directed. For pills, you may take them with a small sip of water.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing and short sleeves to allow the placement of the safety monitoring equipment (for example, the blood pressure cuff).
- Do not wear contact lenses on the day of surgery. Wear glasses if needed.
- A responsible adult must escort you to and from surgery. Your escort must drive you by car or accompany you by taxi. No walking or taking public transportation. You should also have someone at home to assist you until you are sufficiently recovered to care for yourself. This may take up to 24 hours. Please make the necessary arrangements.
- Please be prepared for your recovery. Please review the provided copy of the POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS in advance. Please obtain the appropriate food as explained in the section on diet and supplies for icing the face as explained in the section on swelling control. Cotton gauze for gauze packs will be provided.
- Obtain your post-operative medications in advance and bring them on the day of surgery. We will review them with you.
- After surgery, you should go home and stay there for the remainder of the day. IV Anesthesia may cause prolonged drowsiness. You should not operate an automobile or any other equipment or machinery, nor should you plan to be responsible for children or make important personal or business decisions.
- FOR FEMALE PATIENTS ONLY: If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant, or breastfeeding, please inform Dr. Rayher. Surgery and anesthesia may potentially complicate the pregnancy or harm the fetus. Please contact your physician if you wish to rule out pregnancy before surgery. If breastfeeding, you will need to discard breast milk for the next 24 hours after surgery with IV anesthesia.
Pre-Operative Instructions: Intravenous (IV) Sedation
San FranciscoUnion Square Oral Surgery & Dental Implant
490 Post St # 620
San Francisco, CA 94102