You may not be entirely awake for the test as the sedative will make you drowsy. We will keep you as comfortable as possible during the test, and we welcome you to let us know if you feel uncomfortable at any time. Afterward, you may feel a temporary soreness or numbness in your throat.
The test will take about 90 minutes. After you have recovered from the sedation given during the test, you may have a responsible adult drive you home.
After the test, wait at least 2 hours or until the numbness in your throat is gone before eating or drinking. Start with a cool liquid, and if you don’t have any problems with that, you can eat and drink as you normally would.
Your physician will have access to the results and will discuss them with you.