Anesthesia makes it possible to have comfortable, pain-free procedures. The idea of being under nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, general anesthesia and sometimes even local anesthesia may make some patient’s nervous. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can help alleviate some of the stress of anticipation. If you simply need local anesthesia to accomplish your treatment, as long as you have provided an honest and thorough medical history, and follow all instructions, you should be just fine. If a higher level of anesthesia is required, then a few extra steps are necessary. While complex procedures require a brief hospitalization, the majority of procedures can safely be performed in an outpatient or office setting. The following steps may be necessary if anesthesia beyond local anesthetic is required.
In our office, we will provide a thorough verbal and written description of all pre and post surgery instructions. If you have any questions though, feel free to call, text or email.