Sedation Post-Op Instructions

After your sedation appointment

  • Go home and rest/relax for the remainder of the day. Take plenty of fluids as you may be dehydrated.
  • You must have a responsible adult monitor you for at least 12 hours post appointment, or ideally until the following morning.
  • You cannot drive until the next day. Although you may feel like you are fine after a few hours the sedation can still be in your system for 24 hours.
  • You should avoid alcohol for 3 days.
  • Smoking delays healing.
  • Don’t perform any important tasks or decisions for the remainder of the day.
  • Eating a light meal after treatment is fine if you can, however it will be easier once the anaesthetic has worn off. Be careful not to bite your lips or tongue.
  • Take any prescribed medication, and your usual medication if you have any. Go home and rest for the remainder of the day.
  • Do not perform any strenuous activities.
  • A feeling of nausea may occasionally develop after sedation. Lie down until you feel better.
  • You will need assistance by a responsible adult with walking and using the restroom.

Most importantly: Call us with any concerns or questions you may have during your recovery period – 0800 ALL SMILES (0800 255 764)

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All Smiles Dental

395 Dominion Road
Mount Eden
Auckland 1024

Phone  0800 255 764


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Friday 8:00AM – 3:00PM

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