Before IV Sedation

Intravenous anesthesia, administered by and in the offices of oral surgeons and their anesthesia teams, have been an integral part of the oral surgery practice for more than 50 years. The record of safety with this form of outpatient anesthesia is exemplary. It is a safe, efficient, and cost-effective form of ambulatory surgical and anesthesia care when it is given under the care of a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who have completed an accredited OMS residency program with formal training in anesthesiology. Techniques developed by oral surgeons in the United States serve as a guide for anesthesia practice throughout the world.

Dr. Akin has used an ultra light intravenous (IV) anesthesia technique thousands of times while providing oral surgical care. This technique allows for exceptional patient comfort, recovery time and outcomes.

  • Please do not have anything to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to the appointment unless otherwise instructed. This is very importnat because failure to do so can result in a life threatening emergency.
  • Arrange to have a responsible adult present to accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home. The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Do not smoke for at least 2 days prior to surgery and try to refrain from smoking as long as possible post operatively.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Please remove contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, nail polish or false nails on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, the flu, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, you may be able to take these medications  the morning of surgery with a sip of water.  Please consult with the nurse prior to the surgery.

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