What to do Before Receiving Anesthesia

Here are some steps all patients should observe prior to receiving anesthesia. First, no eating or drinking at least 8 hours prior to surgery and no smoking 12 hours prior to surgery. Someone will need to accompany you to the surgery and drive you home after. On the day of the procedure, do not wear jewelry, contact lenses or dentures. Be sure your dentist is aware of any regular medications you take so you are clear if you can take the medications prior to the procedure.