Pre-Operative Instructions for Sedation Patients

Your child is scheduled to receive the sedative medication Versed (Midazolam) prior to their dental treatment. In order to maximize the safety of this procedure, the following instructions must be followed:

  • I will bring my child at the scheduled time for administration of the sedative medication. Treatment usually starts about 30 minutes after the sedative is taken.

  • I will ensure that my child will not eat or drink anything for 3 hours before the scheduled appointment. Efficacy increases on an empty stomach and serious medical complications, including death, could result if my child vomits during the procedure.

  • I will inform Dr. Lee if there are any changes in my child's health before treatment. I will mention any new medical conditions and/or medications begin taken that may affect the safe administration of the sedative medication.

  • I will make arrangements for my child to be directly supervised for at least 4 hours after the appointment until the sedative medication has worn off. I realize that my child may be prone to falls or other injuries during this time.

If there are any further questions or concerns, please call the office at 519-685-8263 at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.

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Last Updated March 17, 2009 | © 2007, LHSC, London Ontario Canada