4175 N Hanson Ct, Ste #200, Bowie, MD 20716 301-383-9883

Before Anesthesia

Oral Surgeon Bowie, MD


▪ You should not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.

▪ If medications must be taken by mouth, do so only after consulting with the doctor and with only a sip of water.

▪ Antibiotic prophylaxis should be taken 1 hour prior to surgery if recommended by the doctor.

▪ Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves that can be easily rolled up past the elbows.

▪ 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. Women that wear acrylic nails should have the nail removed from at least one finger prior to surgery.

▪ No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.

▪ A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home after the procedure.

▪ The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.

▪ If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, upset stomach or bowels, please notify the office within 24 hrs of your scheduled procedure.

▪If you take routine oral medications, please check with our office prior to your surgical date for specific instructions.

Please call our office at 301-383-9883 to speak with one of our clinical staff prior to your scheduled procedure, we’ll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.