Anaesthetic

For all surgery, please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Those receiving intravenous medication should wear short sleeves or shirts that have sleeves that can be easily drawn up above the elbow. Females should remove nail polish on at least one finger, and apply as little make-up as possible.

Local anesthesia

  1. Have a light meal a few hours prior to your procedure.
  2. For  more extensive procedures you may wish to have someone drive you home.
  3. Plan to rest for a few hours after surgery.

Oral Premedications

  1. Take the medication at the time directed before your surgery.
  2. Have a light meal a few hours prior to surgery unless you are also having intravenous or general anesthesia.
  3. It is not safe to drive after taking  sedative drugs, and you must have someone drive you to and from the office.
  4. Plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Do not operate power tools, machinery, etc. for 24 hours after surgery.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

  1. For procedures that are more extensive, you may wish to have someone drive you home.
  2. Plan to rest for a few hours after your surgery.

Neurolept / Intravenous Sedation

  1. You may not have anything to eat or drink from midnight the night before.
  2. Take any regular medication with only enough water to get the pill down.
  3. You must have someone accompany you and drive you home.
  4. Plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Do not operate power tools, machinery, etc. for 24 hours after surgery.

General Anesthesia

  1. You may not have anything to eat or drink from midnight the night before.
  2. Take any regular medication with only enough water to get the pill down.
  3. You must have someone accompany you and drive you home.
  4. Plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Do not operate power tools, machinery, etc. for 24 hours after surgery.

 

 

 LONDON

220 Oxford Street W

London, ON Canada N6H 1S4


 

ST.THOMAS

9828 Ford Rd

St. Thomas, ON Canada N5P 3T1

 

 

 

 

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CENTRE FOR ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY


 

                                        

 

 

LONDON

220 Oxford Street W

London, ON Canada N6H 1S4


 

ST.THOMAS

9828 Ford Rd

St. Thomas, ON Canada N5P 3T1

 

 

 

Interface

CENTRE FOR ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY