Instructions For Patients Having Treatment Under Sedation
been given an appointment for dental treatment under sedation. It is important
you observe the following instructions or your treatment may have to be
- You MUST NOT eat or drink anything for two hours prior to your appointment time. Before this you should have a light meal, e.g. toast and tea, coffee or fruit juice.
- No alcohol is to be consumed 24 hours prior to the appointment.
- You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who must be present in the waiting area at the beginning of your appointment. He/She must remain in the building throughout the appointment, escort you home afterwards and arrange for you to be looked after for the following 24 hours. The accompanying adult must not be in charge of any people, adults or children, other than the patient.
- If you are taking any medicines they should be taken at the usual times and should also be brought with you to the clinic.
- Any illness occurring before the appointment should be reported immediately, as this may affect your treatment.
- Ensure nail varnish and false nails are removed before the appointment.
- Your escort should take you home after treatment by private car or taxi and NOT public transport
- You MUST NOT drive any vehicle, operate machinery, use any domestic appliance or use the Internet for 24 hours following sedation.
- You MUST NOT drink alcohol, return to work, make any important decisions or sign any legal documents for 24 hours after sedation.
- You are advised to leave any valuables with the person accompanying you, or at home. No responsibility can be taken for any valuables lost on the sedation Department premises.
- IF YOU ARE GIVEN PREMEDICATION YOU MUST TAKE IT ONE HOUR PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT AND DO NOT DRIVE
follow these instructions you should have a pleasant and uneventful recovery
from your treatment under sedation, Please feel free at any time to ask the
sedation nurse or clinician any questions that you may have about your
note, we require minimum two days notice of cancellation of a sedation