You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery. We recommend 4-6 weeks prior to surgery.
A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home. Minors must have a legal guardian with identification and accompanying supportive documentation.
The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience and while taking narcotic or sedative prescriptions.
Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes. Make yourself very comfortable.
Contact lenses, jewelry, piercings and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Gilbert prior to your surgical date for instructions.