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    Sedation Instructions

    (Most patients DO NOT require any sedation)

    Night before treatment appointment

    • Have a normal dinner
    • Take prescribed dose of  Diazepam (Valium) before bedtime. (must be taken with food)
    • No solid food or drink after midnight

    Morning of sedation treatment appointment

    • No solid food or drink (no breakfast) – unless you are diabetic.
    • Take maintenance medication if necessary (with minimal amount of water)
    • Bring second prescription with you to appointment, Triazolam prescription (Halcion).
    • You will need a ride to the appointment – no driving.
    • Arrive to appointment at on time please.
    • You will be ready to leave about an hour after appointment time.
    • You must have a driver.
    • Someone will stay with you until approximately 6:00pm that evening.

    After treatment at home

    • Drink plenty of fluids. (Water and Gatorade are great!)
    • Eat a normal light lunch and dinner.
    • Try not to sleep during the day.  This will disrupt your normal sleeping patterns. Try to sleep at your normal hour that evening.
    • Take Tylenol 1000mg or Advil 800mg Every 6 hours if needed for pain.
    • Do not take Narcotic prescription pain medications until the following day.
    • No driving until 9:00 am the following day.
    • You will need someone to stay with you until around 6:00pm or until the sedation effects have subsided.
    • Return to our office for any post-operative appointments.
    • Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

    Get our opinion BEFORE tooth extraction and dental implant. 

    We may be able to save your real tooth!

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