Ensuring Comfort for Our Patients
IV sedation is a safe and comfortable method of medication that our doctors highly recommended to ensure patients remain as calm, relaxed and pain-free as possible during their procedure. Because IV sedated patients do not remember anything and time passes in what feels like an instant, it has become the patient’s most popular choice for oral surgery in our office.
How to Prepare
- Prior to your IV sedation, please do not eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours. This includes food, water, candy, mints, or gum.
- Make arrangements for someone to remain at the office during the time of your procedure as they will not be able to leave the building until your procedure is complete. You will not be permitted to drive following IV sedation so this person will also need to drive you home.
- Wear glasses the day of your procedure.
- Please wear a short-sleeved shirt.
Not all oral surgery practices have registered nurses (RNs) on staff, but at Advanced Oral Surgery & Periodontics, we elect to staff RNs to ensure patients remain in the best hands at all times. Our registered nurses are here to assist before, during and after your procedure.
While in recovery, nurses will thoroughly review recovery instructions with the patient and their caretaker. Patient’s will be sent home with a recovery box full of necessities for a speedy recovery, including gauze, gloves, a syringe, printed recovery instructions, a medication schedule, their doctor’s personal cell phone number, and ice cream. If any questions arise outside of office hours, patients are highly encouraged to contact their doctor.