Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation or Oral Sedation

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient to the office if under the age of 18.  Patients over the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Rides for sedated patients MUST 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 anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves, low-heeled shoes, do not wear hosiery and do not wear your hair in a ponytail.
  • Please remove tongue or lip piercings if possible.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Kinney prior to your surgical date for instructions.