An estimated 40 million anesthetics are administered each year in this country and Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants wants you to know what to do before intravenous anesthesia sedation.

“Complications from anesthesia have declined dramatically over the last 50 years. Since the 1970s, the number of anesthesiologists has more than doubled and at the same time patient outcomes have improved. While perioperative deaths attributed to anesthesia were approximately 1 in 1,500 some fifty years ago, today that number has improved nearly ten fold; that’s a dramatic increase in patient safety despite older and sicker patients being treated in operating rooms nationwide. At present, the chances of a healthy patient suffering an intraoperative death attributable to anesthesia is less than 1 in 200,000 when an anesthesiologist is involved in patient care,” according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Before you undergo intravenous anesthesia sedation, you should make sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Do not eat or drink (including water) for 8 hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery 24 hours following anesthesia experience.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing with sleeve that can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes
  • 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 are looking for an oral facial surgeon in Melbourne, Florida then please contact Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants today to schedule an appointment.