Anesthesia

 

In our state-of-the-art surgical facility we offer our patients all levels of anesthesia.

  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
  • Oral Sedation
  • Intravenous Sedation
  • General Anesthesia
  • Local Anesthesia
Our surgeons hold diplomate status in the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and are fellows in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

 

Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation and General Anesthesia

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures should be removed coming to the office for the 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, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with your surgeon prior to your surgical date for instructions.