Pre-Operative Instructions

Before General Anesthesia Sedation

You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the procedure. 

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. 

If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Scherer prior to your surgical date for instructions. Mandatory medications may be taken with a small sip of water. If Chlorhexidine rinse was prescribed please start three days prior to your procedure.

 Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves, and low-heeled shoes. 

 Do not wear lotions, lipstick, perfumes, or nail polish on the day of surgery. 

Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery. 

If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.