Dr. Fletcher offers various levels of sedation at our facilities.  Reasons for sedation may include but not limited to:



Sedation methods offered at our facilities:


Nitrous Oxide Sedation:  This is a gas which is inhaled through a mask.  Light relaxation is typical.  Some patients experience more profound relaxation.  The effects are felt within minutes and once the gas has been shut off, the patient returns to normal within 5 minutes.  You can drive to and from the office if this the only type of sedation used.


Oral Sedation:  May be utilized 1 hour prior to your procedure.  If this is the case, you will need to have a responsible party transport you to and from the office.  You will not be able to drive after taking the oral sedative.

IV Conscious Sedation:  For this type of sedation, you will need a driver to and from the office.  You will not be able to drive or be responsible for any tasks for at least 24 hours.  It is important to have a responsible party that will take you home and monitor you for the first 24 hours. Please do NOT eat for 8 hours prior to your procedure.


Attire for IV sedation Surgical Appointment: The surgical room is kept at 60 degrees; consider wearing warm comfortable clothes and socks. Access is necessary to your neck, arms and chest (no tight-fitting shirts, no turtlenecks). Please do not wear fingernail polish or any face makeup or jewelry.  Please do not wear contact lenses.