Neponset Valley OMS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
841 Main Street, Walpole, Ma 02081
Phone: 508-660-2900
Fax: 508-660-0134

Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult over the age of eighteen must 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 the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes. Please do not wear loose fitting shoes such as flip-flops or clogs.
  • 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 bowel upset, please notify the office as soon as possible.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with your surgeon prior to your surgical date for instructions.
In general, young children and patients with certain medical problems (i.e. diabetes) should schedule appointments in the early morning.