Complete loss of consciousness
You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment or induction of anesthesia. A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office and drive the patient home. The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following general anesthesia.
Any level of anesthesia caries with it inherent risks. If you have questions about what level of anesthesia is best for you or your child, come in for a consultation and we will address your concerns in a pressure free environment.
Local anesthesia is different from general anesthesia and sedation. In local anesthesia specific region in the body is anesthetized with out loss of consciousness. Example, in local anesthesia only part of the body is anesthetized by infiltration of anesthetic solution or one or both the jaw is completely anesthetized by depositing anesthetic solution close to nerve supplying the jaws.
Local anesthesia is also different from sedation. In sedation the consciousness of the patient is altered at different level so that cooperation of the anxious patient increases during procedure.
1. Do not eat or drink 6 hours prior to surgery.
2. Bring someone with you, who must remain in the office during surgery, and be able to drive you home and be with you the remainder of the day.
3. Wear comfortable, loose fitting short-sleeved clothing, no jewelry.
4. Please call the office if you develop a cough, cold, or other illness.
5. You may take your regular medications with a little sip of water unless instructed otherwise by your physician.
6. Bring a list of all medications you are taking with you to your appointment.