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Before Surgery

Eating

On the day of surgery, we suggest you eat as you normally would unless you have chosen to be sedated for your surgery.

If you have requested Oral (Halcion) or IV (intravenous) sedation, please refer to the Sedation page for additional information and consent forms.

Driving

You will be able to drive to and from your appointment unless you have elected to have sedation. Please refer to the sedation page for further instructions.  We will be using a local anesthetic “numbing” that will not impair your ability to drive.  If you have chosen to have nitrous oxide “laughing gas” for your procedure the effects wear off within 3-5 minutes once the mask is removed, therefore you can safely drive home.

Following Surgery

You will be given a separate sheet of instructions that explains in detail your post-surgical care. Try to avoid any strenuous physical activities for 48 hours following surgery, and plan to rest the remainder of the day. Most people are able to return to work the following day, so plan accordingly. Have soft, cold foods on hand to eat for the first 24 hours following surgery, i.e., applesauce, cottage cheese, pudding, yogurt, etc. Avoid brittle, crunchy, hot foods for at least 2 days, unless instructed otherwise.