No food or drink...not even water???

So, I’m having oral surgery tomorrow at 2:30. The appointment coordinator told me I could not have anything to eat or drink for 6 hours before, not even water. That’s like my entire day at work, this is going to drive me insane.

Does anyone know why they won’t even allow water?

Yes, and it’s important. I’m assuming you’re having general anesthetic? It’s because sometimes a side effect of general anesthetic is to make you vomit, and if your stomach is empty, there’s less chance you’ll aspirate (breathe in) your stomach contents and die.


Cheerful thought, huh? Hold that thought tomorrow at work. No coffee, babe. You’ll survive. :slight_smile: