If you suffer from any medical condition or take any medicine (acute/chronic), you will need to inform your doctor before the procedure. A medical questionnaire has been included; please complete and return by fax at least 48 hours before the procedure.
- If you suffer from any medical condition or take any medicine (acute/chronic), you will need to inform your doctor before the procedure. A medical questionnaire has been included; please complete and return by fax at least 48 hours before the procedure.
- If you feel sick/unwell in any sense, please call your sedationist so that he can decide whether it is necessary to postpone the treatment.
- Please wear comfortable clothes and loose sleeves.
- Please avoid wearing heavy makeup.
- Wear flat shoes.
- Do not eat or drink anything for at least 4 hours before the procedure.
- If you need to take chronic medication – DO take it on the day of the procedure.
- Please arrive in good time for your appointment (at least 30 minutes beforehand); in some selected cases your doctor/dentist may feel that you will benefit from pre-medication to reduce anxiety/ and make you feel relaxed. If this is the case, your dentist/doctor may request that you come earlier to take this pre-medication.
- Please empty your bladder before the procedure.
- Parents/companion may remain with the patient until the sedation is underway and the surgical procedure is about to start; then they will then be requested to leave the procedure room. Please wait for us to call you to the procedure room.
- Please arrange for a lift to and from the procedure.
- The sedationist will phone you the night before to discuss the next days sedation.
Aftercare of the patient
Please ensure that you arrange for a responsible adult to escort you home after the sedation (remain in the company of a responsible adult for the remainder of the day). Sedation will not be given if you arrive without an escort.
- No signing of legally binding agreements, driving or any other activities that require alertness or coordination (e.g. swimming, riding bicycles, etc.) for at least 12 hours following treatment.
- If you are taking any regular medication, ask your sedationist when you should continue to take them.
- Introduce any food or fluids slowly.
- Do not eat or drink if you are nauseous; you may have clear fluids when instructed to do so by the sedationist or dentist. If you feel fine after having clear fluids, you may then progress onto solids.
- Do not drink any alcohol for at least 12 hours following the sedation.
- You should not experience nausea or vomiting after sedation; if you do vomit MORE THAN ONCE please contact your sedationist.
- The sedation may produce amnesia (loss of memory); this is temporary, sometimes lasting for a few hours.
We do not anticipate you having any medical problems but should you become concerned about anything, contact Cape Sedation Services on the telephone numbers provided.