INSTRUCTIONS AFTER ORAL SEDATION
If you have received any written post-operative instructions specific to your procedure, please read them
Slowly introduce liquids once you are home. The first drink should be plain
water, then clear fruit juice, Popsicles or Gator-Aide. Small drinks should be
taken repeatedly. If there is some bleeding in the mouth, cold liquids are
best. Please avoid dairy products for the first 4-6 hours.
Avoid chewing until the area is no longer numb. Slowly introduce soft, bland food into the diet. Suggestions include applesauce, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes,and
soups. Try and avoid chewing anything that you cannot cut with a fork on the tooth that has been treated.
Your mouth and tongue will be numb following the treatment,
resulting in a sensation of a foreign body or “lump” in the throat.
This perfectly normal, and will disappear in a few hours.
Be sure to take the analgesics we have prescribed as per the instructions on the bottle.
You can expect to be mildly confused for a time after awakening.
You will also have little recollection about the procedure, as the drugs have an amnesic effect.
If you feel unsteady on your feet, please enlist some aid and do not attempt to walk on your own.
You should refrain from driving or operating heavy machinery on the day of sedation.
If you have any other procedural or anesthesia related concerns please contact