Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Home Instructions Before Oral Surgery

Please follow these instructions to prepare for oral surgery with IV Sedation.

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink for eight hours prior to the appointment. However, medicine and clear liquids you may have up to 3 hours prior to appointment time.
  • No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, 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 upset bowels, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Won prior to your surgical date for instructions.
  • Traffic can be heavy in Raleigh office in the morning appointments. Especially westbound Interstate 540. Please take extra time to get here. 
  • Elizabeth City office traffic isn’t usually heavy. 

Please call us with any questions: POMS Facial Surgery Brier Creek Medical Building Phone Number 919-293-0299 for Raleigh/Cary/Durham area patients or POMS Facial Surgery Elizabeth City Office Phone Number 252-562-6151 for Elizabeth City are patients.

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:   8:00 AM - 1:00 PM