Sedation

Oral Sedation

If Dr. Wolf or Dr. Sinacola prescribed an Oral Sedative, (Triazolam, Ativan, Xanax, and Valium), follow the instructions on the bottle. You will begin feeling comfortably relaxed 30-45 minutes after taking the pills. You MUST arrange to have someone drive you to and from the office. Do not drink any alcoholic beverage or take any narcotic pills for 8 hours before or after taking any sedative!

If you feel nauseous after returning home, take syrup of Coca-Cola, 1-2 teaspoons over crushed ice. In addition, you may take Emetrol liquid, 2 tablespoons as needed. These medications can be purchased at your pharmacy.

IV Sedation

If you are having I. V. Sedation, Drs. Wolf or Sinacola or his nurse anesthetist will contact your doctor for medical clearance. They will also provide complete instructions for your appointment, and information related to eating prior to your surgery.

  • You MUST arrange to have someone drive you to and from the office.
  • Do not drink any alcoholic beverage or take any narcotic pills for 8 hours before or after taking any sedative!
  • Take your normal prescribed medications prescribed by your physician, with a sip of water, unless you have been directed otherwise by Dr. Wolf. This is especially important for blood pressure. If you are diabetic we will review special instructions for your insulin intake.
  • Wear loose clothing so that your sleeves can be raised to the shoulder (for monitoring equipment).
  • Bring a sweater; it may get chilly.
  • Do not wear contact lenses to the office for this visit.
  • DO NOT EAT 8 HOURS before your surgery appointment, unless otherwise directed.

Medicine will be placed in your IV to minimize stomach upset after your appointment. However, if you feel nauseous after returning home, take syrup of Coca-Cola, 1-2 teaspoons over crushed ice. In addition, you may take Emetrol liquid, 2 tablespoons as needed. These medications can be purchased at your pharmacy.