INTRAVENOUS SEDATION/GENERAL ANESTHESIA INSTRUCTIONS:
Anesthetic choices are based upon personal preferences, surgical indication, and presence of various medical conditions. Consultation is always recommended to help determine the correct anesthetic choice for your procedure.
There are various anesthetic choices you can make with regard to your oral surgical care. The following list is what is currently available:
Local anesthesia -This is still the most common form of anesthesia used in our office. Generally a topical anesthetic gel is applied to the gum, and Novacaine like medication can then be placed into the gum tissue, allowing for pain-free minor oral surgical procedures.
Nitrous oxide (Sweet air) - Nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture is a gaseous analgesia which also causes relaxation during oral surgical procedures. However, it is used in conjunction with local anesthesia to insure a pain-free experience.
General anesthesia or intravenous sedation - These procedures cause various degrees of sedation, amnesia, or sleep for the procedure. For these procedures, there are special requirements, listed below:
The following are instructions which must be followed prior to having oral surgical procedures performed under sedation or anesthesia:
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