What to do Before Anesthesia

note-on-a-clipboardThere are a few steps that patients need to take prior to anesthesia.


dropFirst, you should not eat or drink anything at least 8 hours prior to surgery and refrain from smoking 12 hours prior to surgery.

dentistYou will need someone to accompany you to the surgery and drive you home after.


tooth-zoomOn the day of surgery, do not wear any jewelry, contact lenses, or dentures.


pill-capsuleIf you regularly take medications, discuss those with the doctor to ensure that they are approved prior to surgery.


Other than these simple considerations, there is nothing else you need to do to prepare for surgery.