Preparing for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

Posted Jun 7th, 2019

Preparing for Your Dental Sedation Appointment

Here's a little about how you should prepare for a safe and successful appointment dental sedation appointment.


These patient instructions are applicable to both general anesthesia and intravenous (IV) sedation.

Depending on your needs, your dentist may have specific instructions for you.

If you have any questions at all about your upcoming dental sedation appointment don't hesitate to contact us.

Instructions for Our Dental Sedation Patients

Be sure to read these instructions very carefully; they are for your safety! You may find it helpful to print them off and keep them handy as a reference.

No Food & Drink After Midnight

Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your appointment. This includes water!

If you need to take medications then please take them as usual, but with just a small sip of water. Following your procedure you will be allowed to eat and drink.

It's important to note that if you do not follow these instructions exactly, we must reschedule your appointment. Your safety comes first!

Appointment Day

You must have a responsible adult bring you to your appointment, and drive you home afterwards. Driving following a sedation appointment is not safe!

Do not wear contact lenses to your sedation appointment. Please remember to remove them before you leave home.

If you have dentures, a partial plate or removable bridgework, it's best to leave it at home. Alternatively, you should bring a container in which to store your dentures during your surgery.

Additional Notes

Please notify our office as soon as possible if you develop a cold before your surgery.

Surgery appointments with general anesthesia or IV sedation are very tightly scheduled. If for any reason you must cancel your surgery, it is imperative that you notify us as soon as you can! 

If you do not cancel in time, we lose two appointments: yours, and the one we might have booked in your place had you provided us with ample notice.

If you have questions about an upcoming dental sedation appointment, please feel free to contact our Delta dental office any time!

Get on the path to a brighter, healthier smile. Contact Ladner Village Dental today!