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Preoperative Instructions for Intravenous (IV) Sedation

You must have a completely empty stomach. IT IS VITAL THAT YOU HAVE NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK FOR EIGHT (8) HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR ANESTHETIC. THIS INCLUDES WATER. To not follow these guidelines may be life threatening. It is however; important that you continue to take any regular medications prescribed by your doctor or surgeon (i.e., high blood pressure meds, antibiotics, etc.) using only a small sip of water.

You must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will drive you to and from your surgery appointment. The driver must stay in the office during your procedure. The average surgery time is 60 – 75 minutes. Your surgeon or assistant will clarify the length of your appointment after your consultation.

Please leave contact lenses at home or bring a case with you so you can remove them before your surgery.

Please wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing; preferably with short sleeves. If you prefer long sleeves, please ensure the sleeves are loose enough to push above your elbows.

It is important to tell a team member or Dr. Ryan of any problems that you have encountered with prior anesthetics or any allergies to medications; or if you are taking any medications that contain aspirin.

Some anesthesia costs are not reimbursed by insurance plans. In this case, payment will be due before your procedure.

If you need to change your appointment for any reason, our office requires a 48 hour notice.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please call one of our team members.

Robert Cory Ryan, DDS, MD
Mountain Oral Surgery
& Dental Implant Center

7991 Vance Drive, Suite A
Arvada CO 80003
p: (303) 422-2990

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"Had an overall great experience with Dr. Ryan. The staff was very courteous and professional. Most important, the work they did, (two implants, to hold lower dentures) was very secure and I'm free of the hassle and pain. I was concerned at first but he answered all my questions and the whole procedure went well. I definitely would recomend them if you need that type of work done. 2 thumbs up!"
~ Keith I.
"Best doc we have ever been to. My son felt safe and relaxed with him and his staff."
~ George G.

"The office is well run. Everyone I had contact with was friendly and knowledgeable. Procedures were explained and all questions answered. Oral surgery can be an intimidating proposition, but Dr. Ryan and his staff are sensitive to that by providing excellent pain management and results."
~ Lisa S.

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