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Pre-Operative Instructions

  • For patients under eighteen (18) years old, a parent or legal guardian must be present throughout.
  • Opt for comfortable attire, preferably a short-sleeve shirt. Avoid rompers, dresses, skirts, crop tops, jumpsuits, or waist trainers.
  • If you use an inhaler, remember to bring it along on the day of your surgery.
  • If you've been prescribed a preoperative sedative, ensure you take it as directed.
  • Bring any applicable removable appliances such as a flipper, Essix, or dentures.
  • Unless otherwise directed by your surgeon, you can continue your normal daily medications with a small sip of water.

Local Anesthetic Surgeries (Patient Is Awake) 

  • No need to refrain from eating or drinking; carry on with your normal daily routine.
  • If you've taken a preoperative sedative, arrange for a licensed driver to accompany you to and from the appointment.

IV Sedation Surgeries (Patient Is “Asleep”)

  • Refrain from eating or drinking for 8 hours prior to your surgery, including water.
  • Avoid wearing makeup, jewelry, or bringing valuables. Remove nail polish from both index fingers, including gels and acrylics.
  • Ensure a valid, licensed driver is present during check-in; rideshare services are not acceptable.
  • Your designated driver must remain on the premises, in their vehicle, throughout the procedure.

Please contact the office with any additional questions at (512) 255-5800.

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