Pre-Operative Instructions

Our doctors, at the Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, are fully trained and certified to offer a wide variety of anesthetic techniques. Anesthesia includes local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, intravenous (I.V) sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will discuss these options with you and together you will decide on the best type of anesthetic for your oral surgery.

Patients anticipating general anesthesia or IV sedation should avoid dairy products at dinner on the evening before surgery and should not eat or drink, not even water, after midnight on the day of surgery, unless your doctor gives you other direction. If you are on medication, your doctor will develop a plan best for you. Patients anticipating use of general anesthesia or IV sedation cannot drive themselves home following surgery and MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.