Pre-Operative Instructions

IV Conscious Sedation

Please follow these instructions carefully if you are scheduled for dental treatment with intravenous conscious sedation. Contact the Hall Periodontics office if you have any questions.

How do I prepare for IV Conscious Sedation?

If you have been scheduled for a dental procedure using intravenous conscious sedation, please follow these instructions.

  • Do NOT have anything to eat or drink four hours before your appointment.
  • Continue to take prescribed medications unless previously instructed otherwise by Dr. Hall
  • Bring a responsible family member or friend with you to drive you home after the procedure. Bus rides from BATA or other public transportation such as taxi cabs are not suitable. We kindly ask that your escort remain in the office throughout the duration of your procedure.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothes with short sleeves or sleeves that can be rolled up.

What can I expect from IV Conscious Sedation?

When you arrive at the office, your blood pressure will be taken and a pulse oximeter (ock-SIM-uh-tur) will measure your heart rate and oxygen saturation of the blood through a small plastic clamp placed on your finger. You may also be given some oxygen to breathe through your nose from a small tube. An intravenous line will be started in your arm which will drip a solution of saline into your vein. Through this line, medications will be added which cause drowsiness and pain relief. You will be able to be aroused but will be very drowsy and relaxed, and you will probably not remember any of the procedure.

How long will I be under sedation?

The length of your appointment will depend upon the procedure being done. There will also be a recovery period of 15 to 20 minutes after the procedure is finished. You must NOT drive or operate any machinery until the day after your intravenous sedation. You should also not be responsible for small children or make any important decisions that day.

If you need additional information, please call the office at 231-946-2910.

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