Are you scheduled to have treatment with the help of dental sedation? There are a few things you should know to prepare for your appointment. Our Surrey dental team shares some guidelines on what to do leading up to your next dental sedation appointment.
In the days leading up to your dental sedation appointment, you will receive a specific set of instructions from your dentist based on your specific needs, the type of sedation you'll receive, and the dental treatment you'll be having.
If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming dental treatment, please contact your dental office. At Guildford Dental in Surrey, our team always welcome your questions and are happy to address them so that you are well-informed regarding your oral health and treatment.
General Instructions for Dental Sedation Patients
Please read these instructions carefully. Our number one priority is your safety! As you prepare for your upcoming sedation appointment, it may be helpful to print these instructions and having them handy as a reference.
Restricting Food & Drink
While you will need to refer to the specific instructions provided by your dentist, in most cases you will be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the night prior to your dental appointment, including water. If you need to take medications, your dentist will probably advise you to take them as usual but with only a small sip of water to wash them down. In the interest of your safety, if you do not follow these instructions exactly, your treatment will need to be rescheduled.
Appointment Day Guidelines
Make sure to have a responsible adult drive you to your appointment and home. It is not safe to drive after dental sedation.
If possible, leave your contact lenses at home. If you must wear contacts to your appointment, bring a case to store them in as you will need to remove your contact lenses before your treatment.
Any dentures should also be left at home if possible. Should you wish to wear your dentures to your appointment, remember to bring a container to store them in during your treatment.
If You Need To Cancel
If you are sick or need to cancel your surgery for any other reason, it is very important to notify the dental office as soon as possible. If you do not cancel in time for us to reschedule other appointments, we lose two appointments: yours, and the one we may have booked in your place if we had been given sufficient notice. Giving us time to reschedule another patient's appointment into your time slot means we are able to provide patients with the care they need as efficiently and as quickly as possible.