Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

Instructions to Prepare for Oral Surgery in Santa Barbara CA

Do:

  • Please pick up any prescriptions 2 days prior to surgery. These may be purchased at our office. Start antibiotics (if prescribed) one day prior to surgery.
  • Please have Naproxen (Aleve) or Ibuprofen (Advil) available at home for after surgery only.
  • Please have Gatorade, Coconut Water or electrolyte drinks available at home.
  • Please have soft foods (pudding, apple sauce, smoothies, yogurt, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, soup, etc.) at home.
  • Please have ice available.
  • Please wear a short sleeved shirt to your surgical appointment.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out paperwork.
  • Please have a driver accompany you to the office be available to receive instructions, drive you home and take care of you for the entire day.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office: Santa Barbara Office Phone Number 805-682-0933 (Santa Barbara) or Lompoc Office Phone Number 805-735-3665 (Lompoc).
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Kiken and Dr. McAninch prior to your surgical date for instructions: Santa Barbara Office Phone Number 805-682-0933 (Santa Barbara) or Lompoc Office Phone Number 805-735-3665 (Lompoc).

Do Not:

  • Please do not eat or drink anything (not even water) for 6-8 hours prior to surgery (if you are going to be asleep for your procedure).
  • Please do not wear perfume or cologne to your surgical appointment.
  • Please do not wear open toed shoes or long sleeve shirts to your surgical appointment.
  • Please do not wear nail polish, gel or acrylic nails to your surgical appointment.
  • Please do not bring any valuables with you.  Leave all valuables (watches, earbuds, iPods, phones, jewelry, etc.) at home or with your driver.

If you have any questions, please call our office: Santa Barbara Office Phone Number 805-682-0933 (Santa Barbara) or Lompoc Office Phone Number 805-735-3665 (Lompoc).