Before General or IV Anesthesia

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to 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, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Howerton, Dr. Hopkin, Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Clark prior to your surgical date for instructions.
Call us for any questions on Surgical Instructions Before Anesthesia or to schedule an appointment at one of our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offices in Albany at Albany Office Phone Number 541-924-9000, in Salem at Salem Office Phone Number 503-375-2000, or in Corvallis at Corvallis Office Phone Number 541-757-1566.