Surgery Day

Surgery Day — What You Need to Know

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons will give you instructions for your intravenous anesthesia. For questions and concerns please contact the oral pathologists of Wichita OMS.

When it's surgery day, what you need to know about preparing before surgery, during surgery and post-surgery is below.

  • Do not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours before intravenous anesthesia sedation and dental surgery.
  • A driver must remain in the office with the patient. A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the surgery and drive the patient home.
  • Do not wear excessive makeup on the day of surgery.
  • Please remove nail polish and artificial nails on at least one finger prior to arrival.
  • Please wear loose-fitting clothing with short sleeves and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not smoke before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the intravenous anesthesia sedation.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with our staff prior to your surgical date for instructions.
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