Texas Oral
Surgery Group

Pre-Operative Instructions

Surgeries with
IV Anesthesia

  • NO food or drink 8 hours prior to surgery
  • You May consume a small sip of water for morning Rx’s
  • DO NOT SKIP NORMAL Rx’s
  • Take all Rx medications as you normally would unless you are specifically instructed otherwise
  • Drink plenty of fluids the evening before surgery to ensure that you are well hydrated.
Preparing for your visit with an oral surgeon in 76210.
  • No contact lenses for your safety.
  • Remove any piercings INSIDE of the mouth (tongue/lip) for your safety.
  • Wear loose/comfortable clothing with short sleeves. (to facilitate easy access to place your IV)
  • Wear closed toed, comfortable shoes (no flip flops/heels/etc.)
  • No acrylic nails or nail polish (on index fingers) as it interferes with pulse oximetry readings.
  • You must have a responsible adult (at least 18 years of age) accompany you to the appointment, stay in the office during the procedure, and drive you home.
  • THE ADULT MUST REMAIN IN THE OFFICE DURING THE ENTIRE APPOINTMENT TIME.
  • NO CELL PHONE USE IN THE RECOVERY AREAS. NO PHONE CALLS, PHOTOS, AND/OR VIDEOS. This is due to HIPAA confidentiality regulations!

Surgeries with
Local Anesthesia Only

  • Have a light meal a few hours prior to surgery.
  • Take all Rx medications as you normally would unless you are specifically instructed otherwise
  • For more extensive procedures you may wish to have someone drive you home.
  • Plan to rest for a few hours after surgery.
  • Please silence your phone.
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