Pre-Operative Instructions

Before IV Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink for 8 hours before the appointment. You may not have any water for 2 hours before the appointment.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible before the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult 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 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 have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, or stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Drs. Aiken and Shessel before your surgical date for instructions.

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At Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, our top priority is providing the highest level of service possible to each patient who enters our practice. We offer a wide variety of procedures that includes wisdom tooth removal, general tooth extractions, bone grafting procedures, dental implant placement, treatment of oral pathology, and the management of TMJ disorders. Our team strives to serve your needs with compassion and does everything in our power to ensure that every patient is fully informed and comfortable throughout the entirety of their care.


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