Instructions for Anesthesia
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING YOUR ANESTHESIA
You will always be given local anesthesia for your surgery, but you may choose any of those listed below as a supplement. Each choice requires a different preparation on your part and for your safety it is important that you read and follow the instructions carefully. If you are unclear about anything, please ask your doctor.
For all surgery, please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Tops/shirts should have sleeves that are easily drawn up above the elbow. When possible, colored nail polish should be removed before surgery. Also contact lenses and dentures should be removed
If you are going to use:
A. LOCAL ANESTHESIA
1. Have a light meal a few hours prior to surgery.
2. For more extensive procedures you may wish to have someone drive you home.
3. Plan to rest for a few hours after surgery.
B. ORAL PREMEDICATION
1. Take the medication at the time directed before your surgery.
2. Follow instructions for any additional anesthesia chosen.
C. NITROUS OXIDE
1. You may have a light meal four (4) hours prior to surgery.
2. You must have a responsible person to drive you home after surgery.
3. Plan to rest for the remainder of the day.
D. IV ANESTHESIA OR GENERAL ANESTHESIA
1. Nothing to eat or drink for six (6) hours prior to surgery. However, it is important that you take any
regular medications (high blood pressure, antibiotics, etc.) or any premedication prescription that we may
have provided, using only a small sip of water.
2. No Smoking at least 24 hrs prior to surgery.
3. You must have a responsible person to accompany you, stay in the office reception area during surgery and
drive you home after the procedure.
4. Plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Do not operate cars, power tools, machinery, etc., for twenty-four
(24) hours after surgery.
Our goal is to provide you with a safe, pleasant and effective anesthetic. In order for us to do this it is imperative
that we have your full cooperation. Please feel free to call us with any questions concerning your surgery or
Insurance companies rarely reimburse the full amount, usually paying between 50% and 80% of the cost. This office quotes current fees that are
within the usual and customary range of oral and maxillofacial surgery offices within our area, while many companies pay from a set fee schedule that is
quite often outdated. We are happy to file insurance claims for you.* (*With the exception of DIEM cases since Anesthesia is part of the surgical fee.)
We ask that the full surgical fee is paid one week prior to your surgery date minus your 25% deposit at the time of booking if
paid. In cases of divorced parents, the parent bringing the child will be deemed responsible for payment. If you need to
reschedule your surgery, you must notify us 72 hours prior to your surgery date to avoid your 25% deposit forfeiture.
Total fee for surgery $_______________________________________________________________
A full payment of $_____________________________________ is expected at the time of surgery.
Appointment: _________ @ ________ am/pm. **Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointed time**