Before Anesthesia 

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. 
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • If the patient is under the age of 18 a parent or legal guardian must be present for the procedure.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeve shirt, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office immediately.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Stearns prior to your surgical date for instructions.