Cypress Point Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

Sameer N. Haté, D.M.D., M.S.
Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

PRE-OP INSTRUCTIONS

 If this is your first appointment with Dr. Haté, please let him know if you would like to have your surgical procedure performed with the aide of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.  During your initial consultation, a thorough review of your medical history, as well as a clinical evaluation, will be performed to determine if you are a candidate for sedation and general anesthesia, and to determine which technique best fits your condition. 

Patients Undergoing IV Sedation/General Anesthesia:

  • Do not eat or drink for six hours prior to your surgery (many of the medications used can cause nausea, therefore an empty stomach is crucial)
  • If at your consultation appointment, Dr. Haté instructed you to take any scheduled medication prior to surgery, you may due so with 4oz. of plain water.
  • If either Dr. Haté or your physician has prescribed you a pre-medication, such as Amoxicillin or Clindamycin, to be taken before surgery, do so at least 1 hour prior to your appointment (it takes 45minutes for oral medications to take effect).
  • Wear loose fitting clothing to allow monitoring devices, such as a blood pressure cuff, to be used during the procedure.
  • Do not wear contact lenses (this is to prevent any injury that may occur in the event you accidentally scratch your eyes during or after sedation).
  • Avoid wearing excessive jewelry or piercings (you will be asked to remove necklaces, ear rings and tongue rings prior to surgery to avoid injury).

If you are being sedated for your surgery, you must bring a responsible adult with you who will accompany you to your appointment, wait in the waiting area throughout the procedure, and accompany you home.  A parent or legal guardian must always accompany minor children.