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Pre-Operative Instructions

  • All minors—patients under eighteen (18) years of age—must have a parent or legal guardian present at all times.
  • Wear comfortable clothing—we recommend a short-sleeve shirt. Do not wear rompers, dresses, skirts, crop tops, jumpsuits, or waist trainers.
  • If you use an inhaler, please bring it on the day of your surgery.
  • If you were prescribed a preoperative sedative, please take as directed.
  • If applicable, bring any removable appliances—such as a flipper, Essix, or dentures.
  • Unless you have been directed otherwise by your surgeon, you may take your normal, daily medications with a small sip of water.

Local Anesthetic Surgeries (Patient Is Awake)

  • You do not need to refrain from eating or drinking and may continue your normal daily activities up until your procedure.
  • If you received a preoperative sedative, you must have a valid, licensed driver bring you to your appointment and drive you home.

IV Sedation Surgeries (Patient Is “Asleep”)

  • DO NOT eat or drink for 8 hours before your surgery. You may not drink water.
  • Do not wear makeup, jewelry, or bring valuables. Remove any nail polish from both index fingers. This includes gels and acrylic nails.
  • A valid, licensed driver must be present when you check in before your procedure. Uber, Lyft, cabs, and others do not count.
  • Your designated driver is not to leave the premises at any time. They will be asked to remain in their vehicle during the procedure.

Please contact the office with any additional questions at (512) 255-5800.

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