THINGS TO REMEMBER TO BEFORE GOING UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA
- You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
- A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
- Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes (avoid flip-flops).
- Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
- A least one finger needs to be free of fingernail polish.
- Please discuss all prescribed medications with your Oral Surgeon before taking them prior to General Anesthesia
THINGS TO REMEMBER AFTER GOING UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA
- The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
- Do not be alarmed if your vision is blurred for a time following anesthesia or if a "black and blue" bruise should appear at the site of an injection.
- The arm also may be bruised, swollen and tender to touch due to the IV. A warm compress can be used to decrease these IV site symptoms. However, call your Oral Surgeon if problems persist.