PLEASE Follow the instructions for the type of surgery that you selected


Local Anesthesia (Numbing your mouth)

Local Anesthesia is a series of dental injections which numbs your mouth in preparation for oral surgery. The injections follow the painting of the gums with a topical anesthetic which numbs the tissue so that the discomfort is minimized while local anesthesia is administered.

 You must eat a good meal prior to your surgery. Failure to do so may cause you to feel weak, dizzy or faint after surgery. You may resume normal activity, including driving yourself home.

Nitrous Oxide

(Laughing Gas)

The gas is inhaled through the mask that is placed over the nose for the duration of surgery. It makes the patient feel relaxed and takes the edge off any apprehension that may be experienced. *The patient is still aware of the procedure and you are in control of your senses, which means you can both hear and see the procedure being performed.*

You must eat a light meal prior to your surgery. Failure to do so may cause you to feel weak, dizzy and faint after surgery. You may resume normal activity; it is recommended to have a person drive you home.

IV Sedation

(General Anesthesia)

IV sedation is administered intravenously with a combination of medications. The patient experiences a twilight sleep, you will drift off into a light sleep. After procedure is complete you will wake up with little or no recollection of the surgery

You must hydrate the day before surgery. Eat a large dinner or set alarm to wake up and eat a snack at Midnight. Be sure to eat well up until that time (High Protein). 

 A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure (1-3 Hours).  Although we do not anticipate any emergencies, we may need them in the office for any questions. The Adult will then drive the patient home and remain with patient. The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.

Minors: Must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who gives written consent for the procedure.



All Patients

* Regardless of surgery choice, local anesthesia is always administered prior to surgery.

*Take your routine oral medications as scheduled the morning of your surgery unless otherwise advised by Dr. Slott or Dr. Hambrook.

Ice packs will be needed to apply to your face for 30 minute increments for the first 2 days. After 48 hours, warm moist heat can be applied.

* Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow (Short sleeves will be easiest), and low-heeled shoes. 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.

If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, fever, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office immediately. If you have any symptoms, a change of appointment will likely be necessary.

Proper Nutrition

It is a special importance to fight infection and to rebuild and repair oral tissue.  The day before surgery, eat well balanced meals and drink plenty of fluids.  Make certain you have soft, high protein foods to eat at room temperature. You can eat what you feel comfortable with.

Examples: soft foods (scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, soft meatloaf or pastas). Plenty of fluids are vital to the strength you will feel (V8 juice, milk shakes, fruit juices, Gatorade).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19); We are asking our patients to call our office immediately, if patient or anyone you come in contact with was exposed to or develops symptoms associated with COVID-19.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.

To make an appointment, please call our office at 352-331-2016. 

 Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.


 Dr. Slott, Dr. Hambrook and Office Staff