• Eat OR drink anything (including water) for eight (8) hours before your appointment
  • Smoke for at least 12 hours before surgery. Preferably, stop smoking as soon as possible the day before surgery
  • Drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours after anesthesia
  • Wear lipstick, makeup, or nail polish the day of your surgery


  • Have a responsible adult accompany you to your appointment, remain at the office during your appointment and drive you home afterwards
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing, a shirt with sleeves that can be rolled past your elbow, and comfortable, low-heeled footwear
  • Remove contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures at the time of surgery
  • Notify the office if you have a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, or any other illness
  • Check with Dr. Davies prior to the day of your surgery regarding any routine oral medications you take