Instructions After Sedation

Important Instructions and reminders after your sedation appointment:

A responsible adult should be with the patient until he/she has fully recovered from the effects of the medication. The patient cannot drive or operate any hazardous devices for at least 24 hours after taking the sedation medication.

Getting proper nutrition after sedation is essential. The patient should begin eating and drinking plenty of fluids as soon as possible. The patient should not carry, sleep next to, or be left alone with young children for no less than 24 hours after the last dosage of medication. The patient may seem alert when he/she leaves- this may be misleading, so do not leave the patient alone.

The companion should always hold the patient’s arm when walking, and the patient should not go up and down stairs unattended. If possible, let the patient stay on the ground floor.

Our office will handle any questions you may have, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Dr. Emmanuel Ngoh, Augusta Endodontic Center
Dr. Michelle Sarno, Augusta Endodontic Center
Dr. Wiley Purcell, Augusta Endodontic Center

Dr. Emmanuel Ngoh has over 20 years of experience in dentistry. An alumnus of the Medical College of Georgia’s Schools of Dentistry and Allied Health and Kennesaw State University, he practiced as a General Dentist for four years before specializing in endodontics. He founded Augusta Endodontic Center to fulfill the endodontic needs of patients in the area.
Dr. Ngoh is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and Augusta Dental Society. He is a Faculty Member of the Georgia Regents University, College of Dental Medicine and has contributed to many research projects and journals. His efforts have been recognized with many awards and being voted as one of Augusta‘s Top Dentists by the Augusta Magazine.

Michelle Sarno, DDS received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Columbia University of Dental Medicine and followed her endodontic residency at Fort Gordon, GA. She served as an Army General Dentist for over 10 years before entering private practice. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, and Augusta Dental Society and is a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Endodontics.

Wiley Purcell, DMD attended the University of Georgia, Dental College of Georgia from where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, where he completed his residency/ Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He served as a General Dentist at Christ Community Health Services before completing his Endodontic Residency at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and Augusta Dental Society.